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Student Electives

Students that are in good academic standing, who are enrolled in their fourth year, of a medical school that is accredited by the Association of American Medical Colleges, American Medical Association or by the American Osteopathic Association, may apply for clinical rotations at MMC. Please note that at this time medical students not enrolled in an AOA or LCME accredited U.S. medical school are not eligible to apply.

Visiting Student Program 2022- 2023 Update

The MMC Visiting Student Program will return to normal for the 2022-2023 Cycle as recommended by The Coalition for Physician Accountability’s Work Group on Medical Students Moving Across Institutions for Post Graduate Training.

Please note the following program dates, which are subject to change or cancellation:

  • 2022 - 2023 Catalog posted (no applications) - February 1, 2022
  • Learners may begin applying - March 21, 2022
  • MMC will start accepting applications - April 18, 2022

The dates above and the reopening of the Visiting Program are all subject to change or be cancelled depending on the pandemic and final recommendations by the Coalitions. Please visit our VLSO overview page for the latest updates.

Block 3*: 7/5/22 - 7/29/22
Block 4: 8/1/22 - 8/26/22
Block 5: 8/29/22 - 9/23/22
Block 6: 9/26/22 - 10/21/22
Block 7: 10/24/22 - 11/18/22
Block 8: 11/21/22 - 12/16/22
Block 9*: 1/3/23 - 1/27/23
Block 10: 1/30/23 - 2/24/23
Block 11: 2/27/23 - 3/24/23
Block 12: 3/27/23 - 4/21/23

* Tuesday start 


Visiting student applicants for the 2021-2022 academic year should apply online through the Visiting Student Learning Opportunities (VSLO) program. Applications are processed upon receipt of a complete application. Details on application requirements are noted on VSLO. Incomplete applications will not be reviewed. You will be notified via email whether or not your application has been approved.

Visiting Student Diversity Scholarship Program

The Department of Medical Education developed the Diversity Scholarship Award Program to help advance MaineHealth’s mission to actively pursue, and welcome a wide range of perspectives and backgrounds. We believe with this program, we will improve the academic environment, drive innovation, and attract leadership – ultimately, enhancing our ability to train future medical providers to provide high quality, socially responsible, and equitable care to all patients and their families.

MMC’s Department of Medical Education offers eight $500 scholarship awards per academic year for those applying to advanced electives with identities and backgrounds that are considered underrepresented in medicine. The AAMC has previously defined underrepresented in medicine as "those racial and ethnic populations that are underrepresented in the medical profession relative to their numbers in the general population." The Department of Medical Education endeavors to define diversity broadly. Other examples may include differently abled, economically disadvantaged, or LGBTQ+ students. 

This scholarship award may be applied towards travel, housing, and incidental expenses related to a month long visiting rotation.

View the program overview to find out if you are eligible and to learn more about the application process.

Interested in applying to the Diversity Scholarship Award Program? Please submit your VLSO application first and then click here to complete the Scholarship Application.

If you have any questions, please contact the Department of Medical Education at 207-662-7060 or