Office of Graduate Medical Education – University Campus

Visiting Resident Application Instructions

Please allow 90-120 days for processing.

Visiting residents interested in participating in elective rotations at the University of Arizona College of Medicine must complete the Visiting Resident Application. Participation in any election rotation will be allowed on a space-available basis. Selection dates must have final approval from host department program director.

Note: Visiting residents must currently be in an ACGME or ACGME-I accredited program.

After downloading the form, please complete the form and email the form and the letter from your program director to Emily Leyva at emilyleva@email.arizona.edu

***Please download the form to your computer. Not all web browsers support fillable PDFs. 

When your requested rotation and dates have been approved by the host department’s program director, you will receive a notification from New Innovations regarding a checklist for the required information/documents (listed below) that are needed to complete your application. The visiting resident will not be allowed to participate in the rotation until all items in New Innovations checklist have been completed. Please note that housing/travel/meals are not provided.

  1. Immunizations. Visiting residents must provide documentation of the following immunizations:
    • Two MMRs (measles, mumps, and rubella) vaccines or a positive titer of each of these
    • Two varivax (Chicken pox) vaccine or a positive titer
    • Seasonal Flu vaccine
    • Two step TB skin test (2 TB skin tests done at least a week apart and within the last twelve weeks)
  2. Personal Health Insurance. Visiting residents must provide proof of personal health insurance (send a copy of the insurance card).
  3. License/Training Permit. Visiting residents who do not have their own Arizona medical license or Arizona post graduate training permit, must complete the appropriate training permit application (fees are $50 for either the Arizona Medical Board or the Arizona Board of Osteopathic Examiners. Participation in an elective rotation is contingent upon visiting resident’s ability to obtain the applicable training permit.
  4. Malpractice Insurance. Visiting residents must provide proof of professional medical liability with coverage amounts no less than $1,000,000/claim and $3,000,000/aggregate must be provided (either a copy of the policy or a letter of proof from your Home Institution). NO MEDICAL MALPRACTICE INSURANCE WILL BE PROVIDED BY THE UNIVERSITY OF ARIZONA.
  5. OSHA Requirements. Visiting residents must provide proof of completed training in Blood and Body Fluid Precautions as set out by the Occupational Safety and Health (OSHA) standards must be provided.
  6. Worker’s Compensation. Visiting residents must provide proof of Worker’s Compensation coverage.
  7. Curriculum Vitae. Visiting residents must provide a copy of their curriculum vitae
  8. Medical School Diploma. Visiting residents must provide a copy of their medical school diploma.
  9. ECFMG Certificate. If applicable, visiting residents must provide a copy of ECFMG certificate.
  10. Program Letter of Agreement (PLA). The University of Arizona requires a PLA with the Home Institution prior to participation in a training program. We will work with your program and home institution to complete this.