Visiting Medical Students

Program Overview

Considering Nemours Children's Hospital, Delaware for part of your medical education is a great way to experience some of the finest instruction and patient care at one of the country’s top pediatric hospitals. Here you can learn amidst a diverse population, allowing for a wide range of clinical experiences and see firsthand some of the more uncommon childhood disease states.

We offer a variety of 4th year subspecialty electives as well as the inpatient pediatrics sub-internship program at Nemours Children’s Hospital, Delaware, in conjunction with the Sidney Kimmel Medical College of Thomas Jefferson University.


4th Year Student Electives/Rotation

If you are interested in applying, please complete the application form at the bottom of the website. We review applications on a rolling basis. Please note that we do not generally start confirming rotation assignments until April. There is no fee to apply. Our academic year runs from May to April of the following year. We are unable to accommodate 3rd year medical students at this time, as the rotations are reserved for Sidney Kimmel Medical College students. Please note, not all rotations are available each block.

Pediatric Rotation Offered:

  • Inpatient Pediatric Sub-Internship Program (we recommend all visiting students complete this rotation if possible)
  • Allergy/Immunology
  • Critical Care (PICU)
  • Endocrinology
  • Gastroenterology
  • Outpatient Pediatrics Sub-Internship
  • Genetics
  • Hematology/Oncology (Outpatient)
  • Infectious Disease
  • Neonatology (NICU)
  • Nephrology
  • Neurology
  • Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation (Peds PM&R)
  • Pulmonology
  • Rheumatology

Block Dates

Nemours Children’s Hospital, Delaware follows the academic calendar set by Sidney Kimmel Medical College of Thomas Jefferson University, our primary academic partner. The block dates are listed below. When filling out your application form, we strongly recommend you apply to visit us on these dates. While some rotations may be able to accommodate students on dates that are different to those listed below, being unable to rotate on these dates may jeopardize your chances of being offered a rotation. Block 11 is a longer block because it includes a mandatory 2-week course for the Jefferson students, however we have flexibility in terms of how we can schedule visiting students this block. Please indicate what 4-week timespan you prefer if you select this as one of your blocks.

2023-2024 Academic Calendar

Block 1: 5/13/24 to 6/9/24
Block 2: 6/10/24 to 7/7/24
Block 3: 7/8/24 to 8/4/24
Block 4: 8/5/24 to 9/1/24
Block 5: 9/2/24 to 9/29/24
Block 6: 9/30/24 to 10/27/24
Block 7: 10/28/24 to 11/24/24
Block 8: 11/25/24 to 12/22/24
Block 9: 1/6/25 to 2/2/25
Block 10: 2/3/25 to 3/2/25
Block 11: 3/3/25 to 4/13/25
Block 12: 4/14/25 to 5/11/25

Visiting Scholars Program

More information coming soon.

Rotations at Nemours Children’s Hospital, Delaware, are available for visiting 4th year medical students from medical schools accredited by the Liaison Committee on Medical Education (LCME) and the American Osteopathic Association (AOA) within the United States and Canada. We are not able to offer rotations to students from international medical schools.

A medical student applying for rotations must:

  • Be in academic good standing
  • Be in their final year of medical school.
  • Have taken and passed core clinical rotations in Medicine, Pediatrics, Family and Community Medicine, Psychiatry, Surgery, and Obstetrics and Gynecology.
  • Have passed USMLE Step 1 and/or COMLEX 1.
  • Be able to pass criminal background check and child abuse clearance check

Every application submitted will be reviewed and considered. You will receive email confirmation that we have received your application. Once we have reviewed your application, you will receive one of three responses back from us:

  • 1) Accepted for a rotation: In this case you will receive confirmation that you are scheduled. You will have to provide us with a variety of documents/clearances before you can officially start. If you do not respond to the requests for information in a timely fashion, you may be dropped from the rotation and your spot may be offered to another student.
  • 2) Rejected for rotation: We receive more applications than available spots, and thus are unfortunately not able to accept every student who expresses interest in rotating with us.
  • 3) Waitlist: This means that we don’t have a rotation available for you at the present time, but we will keep you on the waitlist. In case a spot opens up either because a visiting student drops a rotation, or because an SKMC student didn’t use a spot that was reserved for them, we will reach back out to you to inquire about your interest in the rotation.

If you have completed a rotation with us and are interested in a second rotation, we will ask you to wait until all students are scheduled for their first rotations. If there is still space available, we would be happy to accommodate you for additional rotations.

About Our Hospital in Delaware

The Nemours Children’s Hospital, Delaware is a multispecialty, tertiary care teaching institution located on a 300-acre estate in the scenic Brandywine Valley in Wilmington, Del.

Among the hospital’s amenities for all staff are:

  • Free parking
  • Park-like setting
  • Gym/fitness center
  • On-site child care center for children of staff

Living in Delaware Valley

Because of our location in the tri-state area of Delaware, New Jersey and Pennsylvania, we offer unique living/working opportunities. For example, you can choose to live in the downtown Philadelphia area and easily commute to our park-like hospital campus in Wilmington.

Explore Wilmington

Nemours Children’s Hospital, Delaware is located in Wilmington, Del., about 30 minutes from center city Philadelphia, and an easy drive to Baltimore, Lancaster County, Pa. (“Amish Country”), and the beaches in Atlantic City and Delaware. There is much to do in and around the city, including mansion and garden tours, museums, breweries, wineries, fine restaurants and numerous state parks.

Learn More About Delaware:

Greater Wilmington Convention and Visitors Bureau

Delaware Tourism

Delaware’s Beaches

Explore Philadelphia

Philadelphia is the sixth largest metropolitan area in the United States and offers a wealth of historical, cultural and recreational opportunities. From world-class museums to its professional sports teams to the colorful, bustling districts of South Street, Chinatown and the Italian Market, Philadelphia has something for everyone.

Learn More About the Philadelphia Area:

New Jersey Beaches

Pennsylvania Mountains

Meet Our Leadership Team

Thank you for your interest in Nemours. We look forward to reviewing your application. If you have additional questions, please reach out to us

Michelle Guiliante

Undergraduate Medical Education Coordinator
Nemours Children’s Hospital, Delaware

Adil Solaiman, MD

Pediatric Hospitalist
MS4 Post-Clerkship Pediatrics Pathway Director
Sidney Kimmel Medical College at Thomas Jefferson University
Nemours Children’s Hospital, Delaware

Jessica Tomaszewski, MD

Pediatric Hospitalist
MS3 Pediatrics Clerkship Director
Sidney Kimmel Medical College at Thomas Jefferson University
Nemours Children’s Hospital, Delaware

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Application Requirements

2024–2025 Application Form Coming Soon! 

Questions About Applying?

Michelle (Brooks) Guiliante