Philadelphia University + Thomas Jefferson University

Clinical Electives Overview

Thank you for your interest in taking an elective at the Sidney Kimmel Medical College of Thomas Jefferson University.  We accept students in their final year of training from both domestic and international medical Colleges.

For elective dates, please reference the Clinical Curriculum Planner.

Please view the SKMC Course Catalog located on the TJU Student Resources page, if you are looking for additional information about clinical electives.

If you have any questions about clinical electives at the Sidney Kimmel Medical College of Thomas Jefferson University, please email


In addition to the elective application, completion of the immunization form is also required.  Please click on the link below for additional information:

The following departments will have no elective positions available for International Medical Students:

  • Emergency Medicine
  • Family Medicine
  • Neurology
  • Obstetrics & Gynecology (students enrolled at St. George's University, School of London will be considered as part of the Exchange Program.)
  • Pediatrics
  • Psychiatry
  • Radiation Oncology
  • Orthopaedic Surgery
  • Surgery

***Medicine will only consider applications for Block 18***

Please note:

  • Rehabilitation Medicine will only be accepting students for REHAB 401
  • The Department of Psychiatry will not have elective positions available to international students.  Visiting students who are applying for Psychiatry electives at  Einstein and Belmont must fill out an application through VSAS.  Psychiatry electives at Einstein and Belmont are not available to international students.
  • The Department of Anesthesia requests USMLE or Complex 1 and School transcript prior to elective approval.

Students interested in electives in the following departments should contact them before completing the application process:

Please contact Steven Bulizzi for approval
Education Coordinator
Emergency Medicine

Please contact Sherry Weitz for approval
Undergraduate Coordinator

Please contact Janice Longo for approval
Department of Neurological Surgery
909 Walnut Street, Room 320L Philadelphia, PA 19107
215-503-2452 fax


Please contact Patricia Williams prior to starting the application process:

Patricia A. Williams
Education Coordinator
Department of Rehabilitation Medicine
Phone: 215-955-6585
Fax: 215-955-2311