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Application Checklist

The following checklist provides a basic outline of materials you'll need and actions you'll take to apply for a medical student or resident elective opportunity.

  • Memorandum of Agreement [PDF, 20KB]
  • Contact the IHS site to determine the availability of an Assigned Clinical Preceptor
  • Contact the IHS site to determine the housing availability
  • The educational institution must furnish:
    • A letter of certification that the student/resident is in good standing
    • Proof of the student's resident's malpractice coverage
    • Documentation of the resident's immunization and PPD status
    • A copy of the student's resident's medical license
  • Your educational institution may have to provide the IHS site with a completed background form and fingerprint card for the student/resident - generally 90 days prior to the student/resident start date