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Eligibility Requirements


Candidates for Kern Medical Center’s Visiting Clerkship Program have:

  • A minimum USMLE Step I score of 210.  (Students who do not meet this minimum requirement will be considered on a case-by-case basis.)

  • Completed the respective core rotation before applying for electives in that subspecialty.  (For example, a student applying for a medicine subspecialty such as Cardiology will have completed their Medicine core rotation.)

  • Good academic standing at their medical school (Verification by medical school required.)

  • An ablilty to communicate & are fluent in English.  (A TOEFL examination is required for International Medical Students.)  In addition, International students must have permanent residency or US citizenship; or can provide proper Visa documents allowing the right to work in the United States.

  • Received the required immunizations.