Visiting Students

Marshall University Joan C. Edwards School of Medicine is happy to host Visiting Students at our institution. We are a VSAS host institution and accepting of non-VSAS/International Students. Visiting students may be approved for up to but not exceeding 8 elective weeks. For a full review of our visiting student policy, please click here

VSAS Students 

If you are a student at a VSAS school we ask that you submit all requests through VSAS. Applications may be submitted at any time during the active academic year. If you are applying for the upcoming academic year, please pay attention to VSAS active catalog dates. For questions regarding the VSAS process, our primary point of contact is Mrs. Michelle Ruppert (morton9@marshall.edu) or Mr. Robbie Nance (nance37@marshall.edu)

Non-VSAS/International Students

If you are a non-VSAS/International student we are happy to consider your application provided the following criteria is met:

  • Must have taken and passed USMLE Step 1
  • Must be able to demonstrate close familial ties to our area (25 mile radius of Huntington, WV). 

If you meet the above listed criteria, we ask you to complete the International Visiting Student Application and Visiting Persons Immunization Form and email to: Mr. Robbie Nance nance37@marshall.edu

Applications may be submitted at any time during the active academic year. If you are applying for the upcoming academic year, applications will not be reviewed until after June 1 of the calendar year. 

A list of available courses may be found here.

If you are interested in a Surgery, Obstetrics/Gynecology, or Family Medicine elective, please note these departments do not accept Non-VSAS/International Students at this time. 

When selecting course dates, please refer to our Block Schedule for appropriate date ranges.  

If your application is approved by the department, additional documentation will be required.

Documentation will include but may not be limited to the below listed documents.

  • Background Check Active within 1 year
    • For instructions on how to complete the required background check, please click here.
  • 10 Panel Drug Screen
    • For a list of required screens, please see the bottom of the International Visiting Student Application or click here.
  • CERNER Access Request Form <will email if required>
  • ALLSCRIPTS Access Request Form <will email if required

For questions regarding the Non-VSAS/International process, our primary point of contact is Mr. Robbie Nance nance37@marshall.edu.

Pre-Med or Med Students Seeking Non Elective Experience 

The process for Pre-Med students wishing to rotate has changed effective 8/1/2017. 

For CHH Job Shadowing Program information, please visit http://cabellhuntington.org/employment/job-shadowing-program/

For more information, please contact Mrs. Jennifer Plymale plymale@marshall.edu

If you are a med student seeking to observe/shadow a Marshall Health physician, please contact the department in which you wish to observe/shadow. If the department has a physician willing to allow you to observe/shadow them, please complete this application and submit to Mr. Robbie Nance at nance37@marshall.edu.

Graduate Students

Please contact the office of Graduate Medical Education http://jcesom.marshall.edu/residents-fellows/general-info/ or the Department you are interested in for more information.