If you are currently enrolled in a medical school abroad and want to come to Emory University for part of your clinical education by participating in an elective, you will need to apply for a B-1/B-2 visitor visa stamp or register through ESTA to come under the visa waiver program if you qualify. The regulations governing the B nonimmigrant status category specifically lists elective rotations as an appropriate activity on the visitor visa. Upon entering the country, you must clearly state your intention to participate in a clinical elective and request to enter either in B-1 status if you are required to enter the U.S. using a B-1/B-2 visa stamp, or in WB visa waiver for business if you qualify for the visa waiver program.
For more information about rotations dates and course descriptions for visiting medical students, please contact the Office of Medical Education and Student Affairs at 404-778-1372 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Please visit the School of Medicine website for more information for international and visiting medical students.
For information about the visitor visa (B-1/B-2) or the visa waiver program, see the State Department's website.