Visiting Students

Visiting Clerkships

Visiting students may apply for the Mass General Brigham (MGB) Emergency Medicine Clerkship at Harvard Medical School (HMS), where they will work clinically at both Brigham and Women’s Hospital (BWH) and Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH). See below for information regarding the clerkship leadership, application process, housing information, and opportunities for students that are under-represented in medicine.

MGB Visiting Clerkship

Dates Offered: January – October 


Kathleen Wittels, MD
Co-Director, BWH

Calvin Huang, MD, MPH
Co-Director, MGH

Application Process

All applications will be processed by the HMS registrar through VSLOInterested students should submit their applications at least 3 months in advance of the desired clerkship start dateWe anticipate that we will begin reviewing applications and offering clerkship spots for the summer/fall in mid-March.  Please note that at this time we are only able to accept students from medical schools in the United States. 


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

Visiting Clerkship Program

The Visiting Clerkship Program (VCP), sponsored by the Minority Faculty Development Program of the Harvard Medical School (HMS) Office for Diversity Inclusion and Community Partnership, provides support for fourth-year and qualified third-year medical students from groups underrepresented in medicine as defined by the AAMC, including, but not limited to, African-American, Hispanic/Latino and American Indian/Alaska Native, to participate in the HMS Exchange Clerkship Program.

Please see the VCP website for details:

Office of the Registrar at HMS