DIRECTIONS: International students who have been approval for a clinical
elective through ISEP may use the form below to submit required documents.
<< All documents are due no later than four weeks before the start
date of the student's first elective. >>
Provide a letter of good standing from your home institution’s registrar or equivalent official indicating: 1) You are in academic good standing (i.e., you are not failing any courses); 2) You are in your final year of medical school; 3) You have successfully undertaken the following rotations (or equivalent of): Medicine, Surgery, Ob/Gyn, Pediatrics, Family Medicine, and Psychiatry; and 4) Your expected date of graduation.
Provide a medical school transcript from your home institution.
Each visiting international student must provide a certificate of malpractice/liability insurance coverage. Minimum coverage must be $1 million dollars per occurrence/$3 million aggregate. The name of the student being covered must be indicated on the certificate for it to be valid. If the student's home institution provides this coverage, the student must obtain the certificate and upload it here. Students whose institutions do not offer this type of coverage may purchase their own insurance from the vendor of their choice but it must have the minimum coverage listed above. Students without a preferred vendor may purchase coverage directly through the Academic
Medical Professional Insurance Exchange RRG
Your home institution must provide a signed and dated statement stating that it has in its records a police clearance certificate from your home country (or other evidence of completion of a criminal background check in your home country) and is not aware of any information regarding your criminal background that would render you unsuitable for placement in a hospital rotation. The date of the police clearance certificate or background check must be within 1 year from the start date of the rotation.
Each ISEP student is required to retain health insurance coverage while undertaking his/her elective and provide proof of coverage. Student must provide evidence of health insurance that covers him/her in the United States for – at minimum – emergency inpatient treatment. An emergency means the onset of an acute illness, which is sudden, unforeseen and requires immediate action (and which prevents the student from returning home to receive treatment).
Provide proof of current BLS (Basic Life Support) or ACLS (Advanced Cardiac Life Support) certification within the last two years.
Provide the name and address of a guarantor who will take financial responsibility for any health care services that may be provided to you by the clinical site that are not covered by health insurance.
You must provide proof that you have been fitted for a N95 respirator. If you do not have proof, you must complete a three-step process when you arrive on campus. Check the box below if you do not have proof and will complete the process upon arrival.
- Boston Medical Center requires a verification statement executed
by your home institution that you will upload above. To generate this letter,
send the BUSM
Verification Statement for BMC (letter template) to your home administrator
for completion; there are directions within the document. IMPORTANT NOTE:
As part of the letter, your home administrator must verify that will have
professional malpractice liability coverage (with a limit of no less than $1,000,000
per occurrence, $3,000,000 in the aggregate) during your elective period. If
your home institution provides this coverage to you, no further action is necessary
on your part. However, if you are not covered by your home institution at this
level, you must show proof of commensurate coverage (purchased by you - see
item #3 above) to your home administrator so he/she may verify this information
in the letter.