School of Medicine

Outside/Elective Rotation Process for Graduate Medical Education


To qualify for an elective rotation at Baylor College of Medicine for a learning experience that is not available at the home institution, you must meet the following requirements:

  • Elective must first be approved by Baylor clinical department
  • Must be a U.S. citizen or permanent resident
  • Obtain rotators permit through Texas Medical Board (if they do not already have a Texas training permit)
  • Have Program Letter of Agreement between Baylor and your institution (must start this process at least three months in advance)
  • COVID-19 immunization (required)
  • Pay elective fee
  • Complete Elective Paperwork
  • Elective Program Letter of Agreement Template

The below fees apply based on the date that the GME office is notified of the visiting resident elective.

  • Booked at least three months out from start date: $500
  • Booked within three months of start date: $750
  • Booked for June 1-July 31: $1,250
  • Exception: U.S. Military; no fee