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How To Apply

We welcome 4th year medical students who are enrolled at an LCME-accredited medical school or participating COCA-accredited American Association of Colleges of Osteopathic Medicine member college. You must have completed all core (3rd year) clerkships before the start of your rotation at Akron Children's Hospital. We use the Visiting Student Application Service (VSAS) to receive 4th year medical student applications. 

To schedule an M4 elective or Sub I, the following requirements must be met with documentation uploaded into VSAS:

Pre-Decision Requirements

  • Medical students must be enrolled in an LCME or AOA accredited medical school and enrolled as an M4 student at the time of their elective
  • Medical school transcript documenting completion of all courses and core clerkships (family medicine, internal medicine, OB/GYN, pediatrics, psychiatry, and surgery).
  • USMLE Step 1 or COMLEX Level 1 test scores (minimum score 500).  Passage on first attempt is mandatory. 
  • If available USMLE Step 2 and COMLEX Level 2 test scores (minimum score 500)
  • Current CV with recent photo – include date of birth (month and day only) and the last four digits of your Social Security Number
  • Personal Statement including career goals

Acceptance to an M4 elective rotation or Sub Internship do not guarantee a Pediatric Residency Program Interview.  To learn more about our residency program we invite you to view our website at https://www.akronchildrens.org/pages/Pediatric-Residency-Program.html

Post-Decision Requirements 

  • The AAMC standardized immunization form (AAMCStandardizedImmunizationForm.pdf) must be completed
  • Medical liability insurance ($1,000,000 / $3,000,000 aggregate)
  • Ten-panel drug screen
  • Seasonal Influenza vaccination (November – May)
  • Criminal Background Checks
    • BCI fingerprinting (pertinent to the State of Ohio)
    • FBI fingerprinting confirming disqualifying convictions under ORC 2151.86.  Akron Children’s Hospital does not accept background checks from third parties – only an official FBI Background Check is accepted.
  • Medical school blank evaluation form
  • Proof of health insurance

Acceptance to an M4 elective rotation or Sub Internship do not guarantee a Pediatric Residency Program Interview. 

 

For more information, contact:

Joyce R. Burns
Medical Student Coordinator
Akron Children's Hospital
One Perkins Square
Akron, OH 44308
Phone: 330-543-3369
jburns2@akronchildrens.org