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
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
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).
The following requirements are applicable to all
students whether applying in VSAS or the Electronic Kaweah Delta Health Care
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.
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.
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.
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
- 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 firstname.lastname@example.org of
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