Medical Students and Physician Assistant Students
The physicians and staff of Lehigh Valley Health Network have a long-standing commitment to excellence in medical education. SELECT medical education program, created by the University of South Florida (USF) Morsani College of Medicine and Lehigh Valley Health Network, is preparing students to take a leadership role in the accelerating pace of change in health care.
SELECT stands for Scholarly Excellence, Leadership Experiences and Collaborative Training. Students in the program spend their first two years learning in a highly progressive, student-centered medical school, the USF Morsani College of Medicine in Tampa, Fla. They then spend their final two years learning inside our technologically advanced health network, which is recognized nationally for quality, safety and collaborative care.The program strives to create an atmosphere where learning will flourish.
Lehigh Valley Health Network also offers electives for fourth-year medical students from LCME- and AOA-accredited medical schools.
LVHN offers elective rotations to fourth-year medical students from LCME- and AOA-accredited medical schools in the U.S., Puerto Rico and Canada. Students must apply through the Visiting Student Application Service (VSAS). Students will receive a VSAS email notification with the department’s decision to approve or not approve a request within four weeks of applying for a rotation.
LVHN currently schedules elective rotations for physician assistant students from DeSales University. Requests from other schools may be considered, however, LVHN is not entering into any new affiliation agreements at this time. LVHN will only process one elective rotation request per student per academic year.
- Eligibility for physician assistant elective rotation
- PA student online application
- Approved physician assistant application instructions
- LVHN PA student required information form
- LVHN student health certification form
Medical and physician assistant students are required to review the information and submit all requested online forms as indicated below once per academic year.
- Orientation PowerPoint
- Medical student handbook
- Acknowledgement of confidentiality
- Student information form
LVHN does not approve shadowing or observation requests for medical students, physician assistant students or individuals applying to physician assistant programs.
Fourth year medical students interested in an educational experience at LVHN are encouraged to apply for an elective rotation via VSAS.
Physician assistant students interested in an educational experience at LVHN are encouraged to apply for an elective rotation, as instructed above.