Visiting Students

Visiting Clerkships

Both Brigham and Women’s Hospital (BWH) and Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) offer emergency medicine clerkship positions to visiting students. All applications for visiting students will be processed by the HMS registrar through VSAS. Information on each clerkship site, the application process, and contact information for the HMS Office of the Registrar is included below.

BWH Visiting Clerkship

Course ID: ME535M.23

Dates Offered: Every month


Kathleen Wittels, MD
Clerkship Director

Andrew Eyre, MD
Assistant Clerkship Director

MGH Visiting Clerkship

Course ID: ME535M.3

Dates Offered: Every month except November and December


Eric Shappell, MD, MHPE
Clerkship Director

Application Process

In addition to submitting your application to the HMS registrar through VSAS, we ask that you also send the clerkship director(s) at your 1st choice site your CV and a copy of your transcript, and your availability. This will help us facilitate the processing of applications. Interested students should submit their applications at least 3 months in advance of the desired clerkship start date. Students that do not provide a copy of their application to the clerkship directors will be notified of acceptance to the rotation by the Registrar approximately 4 weeks prior to the start of the clerkship. Those that do provide a copy of their application to the clerkship directors may be notified earlier.


For information on housing options for visiting students, please visit the HMS website on Housing and Transportation:

Office of the Registrar at HMS