Thinking About Applying?

Welcome to Kaweah Delta Health Care District! As you begin your final year of medical school, we hope that you will take this opportunity to consider Kaweah Delta Health Care District's (KDHCD) fourth year elective program. We invite students who are in good academic standing at accredited medical schools to participate in this exciting program.

Please see the following information and requirements of our Visiting Learner Program:

Applying: Kaweah Delta Health Care District utilizes both an Electronic Clerkship Application and VSAS (Visiting Student Application Service) to receive visiting student applications. All students (except those currently in their 3rd year and any International medical students) attending an LCME accredited U.S. Allopathic or Osteopathic medical school, will submit applications through VSAS. If your school does not use VSAS please use the clerkship application found on this site and submit to the Medical Student Program Coordinator (link and email provided below).

Clerkship Application: /Resources/14773/FileRepository/GME/Online ApplicationForm.docx

Program Coordinator E-mail: medicalstudent.gme@kdhcd.org

Affiliation Agreements: Kaweah Delta Health Care District has adopted the AAMC standard affiliation agreement. An approved affiliation agreement must be on file with Kaweah Delta and the student's medical school. Agreements are good for 5 years. Details will be provided by the Medical Student Program Coordinator upon acceptance.

VSAS Visiting Medical Schools: To search Kaweah Delta’s electives on VSAS, first select UC-Irvine and then select "Kaweah Delta Medical Center" as the campus. If interested, please submit an application online through the Association of  American Medical  Colleges (AAMC) Visiting Student Application Service (VSAS).

Link: https://www.aamc.org/students/medicalstudents/vsas

The following requirements are applicable to all students whether applying in VSAS or the Electronic Kaweah Delta Health Care District Application:

Application:

  • Application Processing Time: All students are given an initial 45 days to complete their entire application process unless a shorter time frame is approved based on the start date of the rotation. The GME office will notify all students via email about the processing time. Due to the high volume of applications, it is important that all students adhere to the timelines and payment of fees. VSAS students must accept the final offers within 2 weeks and submit fees per the deadline.
  • Health Insurance: Students are required to maintain health coverage from their primary medical school. Proof of insurance coverage will be required from any student who is not covered by their home school. VSAS applicants submit coverage online through VSAS.
  • Immunizations: Students will be asked to submit documentation of immunization data, including current TB and Flu Shot Vaccinations. VSAS applicants must have the completed AAMC immunization form uploaded into VSAS.
  • Current Letter of Good Standing: All students are to be in good academic standing with their home school. A formal letter of approval is required. Students must have passed a clear background check upon matriculation into medical school. VSAS applicants must have the completed letter uploaded into VSAS.
  • Malpractice Insurance: Students must provide proof of malpractice coverage with the home school. Minimum coverage is $1,000,000 per incident / $3,000,000 aggregate. Kaweah Delta Health Care District will verify malpractice insurance through VSAS.

Application Processing Fee of $200: All visiting students must pay the processing fee due at the time of acceptance.  VSAS applicants must pay upon acceptance of the offer in the VSAS system. The fee of $200 is for each two or four week rotation per student.

International Students Application Processing Fee: All visiting International Medical Students are due at the time of acceptance of the offer. The fee is $425 per week for each two or four week rotation.

Online Payments: The secure online payment link will be provided by the Medical Student and Visiting Learner Program Coordinator.

  • All major credit cards are accepted through our secure portal.
  • Checks or money orders are also accepted.
  • If processing fee is not paid as of 30 days before rotation start date, the student will be dropped from the rotation slot.

Cancellation: Students must notify the Office of Graduate Medical Education by phone (559) 624-6999 or email medicalstudents.gme@kdhcd.org  of cancelled rotation(s).

Application Fee Refund: Application processing fees are non-refundable if the student cancels. In the event the elective is cancelled after the student is approved and has paid, a partial/refund of the enrollment fee may be granted at the discretion of the Office of Graduate Medical Education. All refund requests must be made in writing.

Welcome Orientation: All first time visiting students must complete an orientation on day one with the Office of Graduate Medical Education. Returning students will not need to repeat orientation. All students will be notified via email regarding orientation requirements. This email will also include important information pertaining to the first day of the rotation.

All inquiries should be directed to the Medical Student & Visiting Learner Program by email at medicalstudent.gme@kdhcd.org