Message from our Associate Dean
Interest in international electives are at an all-time high and our Office is dedicated to cultivating a global network of medical schools and hospitals, which provide our students the opportunities to train in a foreign country, as well as admitting highly qualified medical students to participate in clinical electives at the University of Illinois College of Medicine. These enriching educational opportunities for medical students, both domestic and international, are embedded in our goal to nurture culturally competent physicians-in-training.
This website provides you with relevant information about different programs and activities currently available at the University of Illinois College of Medicine. The undergraduate medical education section includes all relevant material for students intending to study abroad or international students desiring to apply for one of our electives, including guidelines, application forms, requirements, and tips for travel. The website also includes information about international research opportunities, as well as unique features of the University of Illinois College of Medicine that might be of interest to the international community.
I wish you the very best of luck as you pursue your dream of becoming a well-trained, culturally-competent physician with international experience.
Ara Tekian, PhD, MHPE
Associate Dean, International Education