Gastroenterology Elective

This elective has a unique inpatient-outpatient mix, which can often be tailored to an individual student’s needs.

Baylor Scott & White Health offers a two-week and a four-week elective in internal medicine to fourth-year medical students. Baylor University Medical Center Dallas, part of Baylor Scott & White Health, serves as a clinical training and research campus for Texas A&M Health Science Center (HSC) College of Medicine.

Applicants from LCME-accredited medical schools are given preference in filling positions.

We accept two students per rotation.


This elective is based on the preceptor concept—one student interacts with one attending.

The elective includes academic sessions that emphasize salient points of the work-up, differential diagnoses and therapy. Students also learn the medical, social and financial implications of medical decisions. We emphasize compassion, empathy and clinical scholarship in providing quality patient care.

Because transferring knowledge is an integral part of the practice of medicine, attending physicians share insights, information and practical skills with students.

Students take call one weekend during the rotation. Students see a mix of approximately 30 percent outpatient and 70 percent inpatient.

Course Director

How to Apply

We use the AAMC Visting Student Application Service (VSAS) to electronically accept applications, preferred electives and dates.

Applications are accepted beginning May 1. 

Because of the volume of applications we receive, we do not offer or schedule an elective until the VSAS application is complete and all required additional documents are received. 

For additional information about VSAS at Baylor University Medical Center Dallas, please contact Irene Franklin at 214.820.3675 or  Irene.Franklin@BSWHealth.org.


Students must be in good standing with their home school and must have completed all third-year course requirements and be eligible to start their fourth year at their respective medical schools by the time they begin their externship.

Applicants must submit the following with their application:

  • Current medical school transcript
  • USMLE Step 1 score
  • Immunication record from medical school
  • Proof of current influenza vaccination

Contact Us

Alicia Gore
Phone: 214.820.0300

Internal Medicine Electives
Undergraduate Medical Education
Baylor University Medical Center Dallas
3500 Gaston Ave
Dallas, TX 75246

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