Student Electives

  • Guidelines for Visiting Medical Students from Mercer University and Other College Programs

    Memorial University Medical Center has a limited number of clinical electives available for visiting students in their fourth year of medical school. Mercer University School of Medicine students have first priority in selecting rotations and consequently, we cannot always accommodate visiting students at the time or in the discipline requested. However, students from all eligible programs are invited to apply. Visiting student applications are accepted beginning May 1, 2014. Visiting student elective rotations are available between August 2, 2014 and March 25, 2014. For more information on our visiting student electives, please contact the medical student program coordinator at the requested site: Savannah campus: Leigh Anne Kirkland, 912-350-8076; Macon campus: Lisa Killingsworth, 478-633-1063.

    Eligible visiting students are limited to a maximum of eight weeks of electives. Accepted students are responsible for securing their own housing for the rotation. All visiting students are charged a $75 application fee payable to Mercer University School of Medicine. Memorial University Medical Center requires all visiting students to complete a background check and drug screen through PSI ($76). Please note that you should NOT complete the background check and drug screen until you have been approved for a rotation.

    LCME Accredited Medical School Student Application Process

    Mercer University School of Medicine will be using VSAS, the Visiting Student Application Service, to receive visiting student applications To apply to our school, please complete and send us a VSAS application for your preferred electives and dates. For more information on VSAS, please visit www.aamc.org/vsas or contact VSAS at vsas@aamc.org, 202-478-9878. For more information on our visiting student electives, please contact the medical student program coordinator at the requested site: Macon Campus – Lisa Killingsworth, 478-633-1063; Savannah Campus – Leigh Anne Kirkland, 912-350-8076.

    AOA Accredited Osteopathic Medicine School and Caribbean Medical School Student Application Process

    Application Requirements:

    1. The student must be currently enrolled, in good standing, in his/her final year of medical school at a CACMS accredited Allopathic Medical School or an AOA accredited Osteopathic Medicine School.
    2. The student must provide proof that he/she has taken and passed the USMLE Step I exam or its equivalent.
    3. The student must provide proof that he/she has successfully completed all prerequisites for the course(s) he/she is applying to for admission.
    4. The student must provide proof that his/her school’s malpractice insurance will cover him/her while visiting our institution. A copy of the certificate must be included with the application.  
    5. The student must provide proof that his/her healthcare insurance covers him/her while at our institution and that the policy provides for repatriation in the event of serious illness or death.
    6. The student must provide proof of required immunizations: negative PPD or negative CXR; MMR or rubella immunity by titer; hepatitis B or opt out, tetanus, varicella vaccination or immunity if working in pediatrics. If student is opting out of the hepatitis B vaccine, a declination statement must be signed and submitted to Memorial. Attach a completed immunization record with the application.  
    7. The student must have a background check conducted through Professional Screening & Information (PSI) at the expense of the student ($39)
    8. The student must have a drug screen conducted through Memorial Urgent Care at the expense of the student ($25). Please note that all students completing an applied learning experience with Memorial University Medical Center are subject to random drug testing.
    9. Visiting students must complete the Mercer University HIPAA training module and examination and provide a signed copy of the Notice of Privacy Practice Agreement prior to beginning the elective. Contact the medical student coordinator to arrange access to this information.
    10. You may fill out the pre-registration form to inquire about an elective rotation while you compile and mail all of the necessary admission materials.
    11. If space permits, Memorial University Medical Center may accept a limited number of off-shore medical school students.

    Documentation Requirements:

    1. Completed application form or letter of good standing
    2. Completed immunization record form
    3. Copy of student’s USMLE score sheet showing the student has passed the Step 1 exam or its equivalent
    4. Copy of home school’s malpractice insurance certificate
    5. Copy of student’s healthcare insurance card
    6. Student photo
    7. Application fee of $75, in the form of a check or money order payable to Mercer University School of Medicine, is to accompany the application

    Student Electives Downloads:

    Visiting Student Electives Catalog:

    Overview of Requirements

    Student Forms (complete and return to school program director):

    Training Materials:

    Verification of Student Information (to be completed by school)

    Contact Information
    Leigh Anne Kirkland, Medical Student Program Coordinator
    Mercer University School of Medicine -- Savannah Campus
    4700 Waters Avenue
    Savannah, GA 31404
    912-350-8076
    Email: kirkland_la@mercer.edu

    For questions about Macon campus electives, contact Lisa Killingsworth at 478-633-1063.