Medical Student Policies & Start Dates

Medical Student Start Dates 

Academic Year 2015-2016 
(other start dates may be available)
Academic Year 2016-2017
(other start dates may be available)
July 1, 2015 July 1, 2016
August 3, 2015 August 1, 2016
September 1, 2015 September 1, 2016
October 1, 2015 October 3, 2016
November 2, 2015 November 1, 2016
December 1, 2015 December 1, 2016
January 4, 2016 January 2, 2017
February 1, 2016 February 1, 2017
March 1, 2016 March 1, 2017
April 1, 2016 April 3, 2017
May 2, 2016 May 1, 2017
June 1, 2016 June 1, 2017

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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If this is an emergency, call 911 or go to your nearest emergency department.

For your safety, please select a MyChart video visit on demand or call our MyCare Advice Line at 844-262-1949 before scheduling if:

  • You currently have a temperature greater than 100.4 degrees Fahrenheit
  • In the past 21 days, you have been diagnosed with COVID-19
  • In the past 14 days, you have had contact with anyone diagnosed with COVID-19
  • You are experiencing a new loss of taste and/or sense of smell
  • If you have experienced two or more of the following symptoms in the last 3 days:
    • fever
    • chills
    • drenching sweats
    • new cough
    • shortness of breath
    • body aches
    • headache
    • sore throat
    • runny nose or nasal congestion
    • nausea/vomiting/diarrhea

Henry Ford Health System is committed to ensuring our Deaf or hard-of-hearing patients and visitors have equal access to all services. We provide the appropriate auxiliary aids and services, including qualified sign language interpreters, TTYs and other assistive listening devices, at no cost. To request assistance, call 313-916-1896 or email

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