Student Rotations

Boston Children’s Hospital

Students interested in doing rotations in pediatrics or pediatric subspecialties at Boston Children’s Hospital should contact the Registrar’s Office at Harvard Medical School.

Phone: (617) 432-1515

Students can select up to 3 rotation month blocks and specify up to 15 course selections. The Registrar gives priority to Harvard Medical students, so outside students sometimes won’t know their elective until a 4-6 weeks before it begins. If all their choices are full, the Registrar will check if there are any vacancies in the less popular electives.

Boston Medical Center

Students interested in doing rotations at Boston Medical Center should contact the Registrar’s office at Boston University School of Medicine. BUSM does not accept international medical students for elective rotations. Phone: (617) 638-4160.

Minority Recruitment

Boston Medical Center and Harvard Medical School have well-established Minority Recruitment Programs. These programs provide housing and financial assistance for travel.


Neither Children’s Hospital nor Boston Medical Center encourage rotations where students function simply as observers. However, a few divisions and departments at Children’s Hospital offer observership opportunities.