Medical Student Policies & Start Dates

Medical Student Start Dates 

Academic Year 2021-2022
(other start dates may be available)
Academic Year 2022-2023
(other start dates may be available)
August 2, 2021
July 1, 2022
September 1, 2021
August 1, 2022
October 1, 2021
September 1, 2022
November 1, 2021
October 3, 2022
December 1, 2021
November 1, 2022
January 3, 2022
December 5, 2022
February 1, 2022
January 2, 2023
March 1, 2022
February 1, 2023
April 1, 2022
March 1, 2023
May 2, 2022
April 3, 2023
June 1, 2022
May 1, 2023

June 1, 2023

Personal health insurance is required for all students. HFHSC does not accept liability for emergency health costs incurred by students during their rotation. 

Required Immunizations
Students must provide a copy of the following immunizations before starting a visiting rotation.

  • Annual Influenza Vaccination (required December 1 – April 30)
  • Diphtheria/Tetanus - booster within ten (10) years - suggested (Not mandatory)
  • Rubella live virus vaccination or positive titer
  • Two live rubella vaccinations or one titer after one year of age
  • Mumps live virus vaccination or a positive mumps titer
  • Completed series of Hepatitis B vaccination (This is suggested. Students should have, but not mandatory for rotation.)
  • Tuberculin-skin test within the last 12 months of starting rotation (Mantoux) TINE NOT ACCEPTED (Chest X-Ray required if positive)
  • Chicken pox titer (blood drawn and documented)

Housing Arrangements
Housing is available on a first-come-first-serve basis in the Henry Ford Apartments located on the hospital grounds. Space is limited, so students must apply for housing in advance. Both double and triple occupancy rooms are available. Each unit has a refrigerator and stove although students may use the hospital cafeteria to purchase meals. Students must supply their own bedding and bathroom supplies. More information on Housing.

For More Information: Undergraduate Medical Education Office

The Office of Undergraduate Medical Education
Medical Education Department
Henry Ford Hospital
Clara Ford Pavilion – B046
2799 W. Grand Blvd.
Detroit, Michigan 48202
Telephone: (313) 916-7142
Fax: (313) 916-8843

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