Multicultural Affairs Office

Visiting Clerkship Program

"The Visiting Clerkship Program played a very important role in my decision to train at MGH. The VCP exposed me to residents, attendings and medical students of various ethnic backgrounds from all over the Partners' system." Nicole Christian, MD, Class of 2011

The Visiting Clerkship Program (VCP) is designed to increase medical student awareness of opportunities in academic medicine, to increase student consideration of academic training programs for internship and residency, and especially, to increase the number of national minority students applying to HMS-affiliated hospital training programs.

The VCP, sponsored by the Minority Faculty Development Program at Harvard Medical School (HMS), is open to fourth-year and qualified third-year minority medical students. One-month clerkships are available at MGH and other HMS-affiliated hospitals. To be placed at MGH, you should indicate this as your first preference when applying to VCP.

For more information and to obtain an application, please visit: http://www.mfdp.med.harvard.edu/medgrad/vcp/index.html

Contact Information:

Visiting Clerkship Program
Jo Cole
Project Coordinator
Harvard Medical School 
164 Longwood Avenue, 2nd Floor
Boston, MA 02115-5818
Tel: 617-432-4422 Fax: 617-432-3834
E-mail: vcp_hpsp@hms.harvard.edu



The Harvard Medical School Exchange Clerkship Program

The Harvard Medical School Exchange Clerkship Program is one of the largest visiting student programs in the country. Each year, the HMS Registrar’s Office places approximately 800 to 900 students from medical schools all over the world into clerkships taught at HMS-affiliated teaching hospitals. Its goal is to send those students into the hospitals who are ready for the clinical experience.

For more information and to obtain an application, please visit: http://ecommons.med.harvard.edu/org.asp?exclerk 

Contact Information:

Office of the Registrar
Harvard Medical School
25 Shattuck Street
Gordon Hall, Room 213
Boston, MA 02115-6092
Tel: (617) 432-1515
E-mail: Exclerks@hms.harvard.edu