Medical Students

For Medical Student Program information please email: Dedie Rosales, Medical Student Coordinator at

We have fifteen third-year medical students per month from two different medical schools in the state of Texas. These two programs utilize Driscoll Children's Hospital as their primary teaching site for inpatient and outpatient pediatrics.

Guidelines for Fourth Year Rotations at Driscoll Children's Hospital

We do not offer fourth year rotations in July as it is the first month for our new interns.

The months of August and September are reserved for the schools through which our Residency Programs are accredited: Texas A&M Health Science Center and Texas College of Osteopathic Medicine.

Texas A&M Health Science Center College of Medicine Students

We begin taking applications from A&M Students in April of 2014.

A&M Students will apply through your Student Affairs Office.

University of North Texas College of Osteopathic Medicine Students

We begin taking applications from TCOM Students in April of 2014.

TCOM Students will apply through your Clinical Affairs Office.

Audition Rotations

AUDITION ROTATIONS are processed through the Visiting Student Application Service (VSAS), which can be found on the American Association of Medical Students website:

We will accept applications for audition rotations through VSAS beginning in May of 2014 from Medical Students who meet the minimum requirements for our Residency Program.

October, November and December are the peak months for audition rotations .

The minimum requirements to apply for our Residency Program

1. Pass your USMLE/COMLEX step 1 on the first attempt.
2. Receive a score of 215 or above on the USMLE
3. Receive a score of 500 or above on the COMLEX exam.
4. Come from an LCME or AOA accredited institution.
5. You must apply through ERAS and be invited for an interview.

Please click on the elective below to view the objectives and an outline for each rotation.

Pediatric Anesthesiology
Pediatric Cardiology
Pediatric Emergency Medicine
Pediatric Infectious Disease
Pediatric Orthopeadics
Pediatric Inpatient (q4 call)
Pediatric Surgery
Pediatric Endocrinology
Pediatric Hematology/Oncology
Inpatient Pediatrics
Pediatric Neurology
Pediatric Nephrology
Outpatient Pediatrics


Driscoll Children's Hospital has some available housing for 4th year medical students on a limited basis. Students will also receive free parking and a meal allowance for three meals a day/seven days a week. If you need assistance with housing during your elective, please contact the Medical Student Coordinator for additional information at (361) 694-4069.

International Medical Student Electives

Driscoll Children's Hospital does not have an International Medical Student Elective Program.

The elective courses are for fourth year medical students that are applying to our pediatric residency program.

International students that are invited to interview are eligible for audition rotations.

On some occasions, we will host students sponsored by our Faculty. This is a courtesy and requires a request from the sponsoring physician.

We will accept applications for the 14-15 academic year in May of 2014. Those applicants are students from our affiliate schools and applicants to our residency program.

If you have decided to pursue a Pediatric Residency program and you have passed the USMLE on your first attempt with a minimum score of 220, please contact us regarding an audition rotation.

Contact Information

For Medical Student Program information please email: Dedie Rosales, Medical Student Coordinator at

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