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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.

Fourth-year medical students

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.

2018-19 Visiting Medical Student Elective Catalog

Additional details regarding LVHN requirements may be found on VSAS on the LVHN Institution Profile page.

There is a $50 processing fee for each accepted Payment link is provided in the offer letter (email).

Low-cost housing is offered (Allentown area only) when available. Students will receive housing details and payment link via email once a rotation has been accepted.

Physician assistant students

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 physician assistant 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

Immunization form

Student Orientation Requirements

Medical and physician assistant students are required to review the information and submit all requested online forms as indicated below once per academic year.

Required items

Orientation PowerPoint

Medical student handbook

Acknowledgement of confidentiality

Student information form

Additional resources

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Shadowing requests

LVHN does not approve shadowing or observation requests for (e.g., high school, nursing, medical, physician assistant, or undergraduate) students applying to professional programs, nor do we accommodate these types of requests to individuals for the purposes of gaining experiences in order to apply to any professional program.

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.