School of Medicine Coronavirus Update:
Read for more details specific to medical students and School of Medicine events.

Visiting Students

Marshall University Joan C. Edwards School of Medicine is happy to host Visiting Students when capacity permits. We are a VSAS host institution and accepting of non-VSAS and International Students. To review our visiting student policy, please click here. To review our course catalog, please click here. To review our calendar of available dates, please click here.

*If you are interested in a Surgery, Obstetrics/Gynecology, or Family Medicine elective, please note these departments do not accept visiting students at this time. 

VSAS Students 

If you are a student at a school that participates in VSAS we ask that you submit all requests through VSAS. All necessary information is current and available in the VSAS portal.

Non-VSAS & International Students

If you are a student at a US based school that does not participate in VSAS or are an international student we are happy to consider your application. To apply, please use our electronic Visiting Student Application,

*You will be required to identify a school official at the beginning of the application and the school official will be responsible for completing additional requirements and attaching requested documents to complete the application request.

Requested Document Forms & Notes:

  • Visiting Persons Immunization Form.
  • Background Check must be active within 1 year.
    • For instructions on how to complete the required background check, please click here.
  • 10 Panel Drug Screen
    • Must test for the following: Amphetamines (include Amphetamine & Methamphetamine); Barbiturates; Benzodiazepines; Cannabinoid; Cocaine; Opiates (include Codeine, Morphine, Hydromorphone, & Hydrocodone); Oxycodone/Oxymorphone; Phencyclidine; Methadone and Propoxyphene.
  • Immunizations:
    • Must include: Blood Titers (IgG Lab Value) verifying immunity for each of the following: Rubella (German measles); Rubeola (Measles); Mumps; Varicella; HEP B; PPD (Mantoux, tine not accepted, and must be less than one year); Tdap (must be less than 10 years); Polio and Influenza.
  • Electronic Health Record System Access Request Form
  • Affiliate Hospital Documentation:
  • If you are approved for a rotation that may require you to work at our local Veterans Affairs Medical Center, the following documentation will need to be completed.

Pre-Med Students Seeking Non-Elective Experience 

For CHH Job Shadowing Program information, please visit

For more information, please contact Mrs. Jennifer Plymale

Graduate Students

Please contact the office of Graduate Medical Education or the Department you are interested in for more information.