Medical Students

For medical student program information please email Dedie Rosales, medical student coordinator, at

Guidelines for Fourth Year Rotations at Driscoll Children's Hospital

Fourth year electives are not offered in June or July due to resident graduation and orientation.

Medical Students from Affiliated Schools

TAMHSC logoTexas A&M Health Science Center College of Medicine Students can initiate the process for fourth year rotations in April 2015 by contacting the medical student coordinator via email. Please include name of rotation and the dates of your request. If your rotation is approved, you can inquire about housing 30 days prior to the rotation date. We are considered an "on campus" rotation for TAMHSC and can be found in the A&M catalog for fourth year rotations.


TCOM students can apply for rotations through VSAS in May.  Rotations at Driscoll Children’s Hospital meet on-campus requirements for TCOM students.

Audition Rotations and Visiting Students

Audition rotations are processed through the Visiting Student Application Service (VSAS), which can be found on the American Association of Medical Students website beginning May 1. We are listed under TAMHSC-Driscoll Children’s Hosp.

Late September, October, November and December are the peak months for audition rotations. Students that have been invited to interview through the ERAS program can request an audition rotation around the time of their interview.

Minimum requirements for application to Driscoll Children’s Hospital Pediatric Residency Program:

  1. Pass your USMLE/COMLEX step 1 on the first attempt.
  2. Receive a score of 220 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.

Visiting students seeking an elective rotation at Driscoll Children’s Hospital may apply through the VSAS program. If you are not seeking an audition rotation, you are encouraged to apply for a rotation after the audition season.

Possible rotations include:

  • Pediatric Cardiology
  • Pediatric Emergency Medicine
  • Pediatric Infectious Disease
  • Pediatric Orthopedics
  • Pediatric General Surgery
  • Pediatric Endocrinology
  • Pediatric Hematology/Oncology
  • Pediatric Neurology
  • Pediatric Nephrology
  • Pediatric Inpatient (q4 call)*
  • Pediatric Intensive Care Unit (PICU)*
  • Neonatology (NICU)*

*Inpatient rotations

Housing, Meals and Parking

Housing is available for fourth year medical students on a limited basis. Students will also receive free parking and courtesy meals in our hospital cafeteria. When a rotation is approved, a student may contact the medical student coordinator with a request for housing.

International Medical Students

Driscoll Children’s Hospital does not have an International Student Elective Program

DCH Faculty may request a courtesy rotation on behalf of an international student. The faculty will act as that student’s sponsor during the rotation. The Sponsoring Physician must make the initial request. The Department of Medical Education cannot accept requests from International Students to procure sponsors. Students will be required to complete an application, pass a background check and provide proof of liability coverage. These rotations are subject to availability and approval by the Director of Medical Education and must be sanctioned by the student’s school of medicine. Spring (January-June) are the best times for such rotations. This is not an Observership status and only students in good standing will qualify.

Pre-Doc Shadowing for College Students

DCH faculty may request a courtesy rotation on behalf of a college student. The faculty physician will act as that student’s sponsor during the rotation. If the student will be spending more than 10 hours in our facility, approval from the director of medical education will be required.

All rotations are subject to approval by the Department of Medical Education.