Our International Observership Program gives doctors and scientists sponsored by a Memorial Sloan Kettering faculty member the opportunity to interact with our experts and participate in clinical and educational activities, including various conferences, medical grand rounds, and seminars.
The sponsor is a physician or scientist who has agreed to serve as host and mentor during the Observership period. The number of applicants accepted will be limited, and visits are for a maximum of 1 month.
To be accepted to the program, applicants will only be allowed to stay 30 days, and start dates are on Tuesday.
To be accepted into the program, applicants must:
- Have completed their training and be a practicing physician, PhD, or DDS with a hospital affiliation.
- Possess strong English-language skills and be responsible for obtaining their own visa and living accommodations.
- Provide proof of a World Health Organization (WHO)-approved vaccination is required.
If you are a medical student, you may be interested in our medical elective program for visiting U.S. and international medical students.
How to Apply
To apply for an Observership, you must:
- Contact an MSK faculty member to discuss having them sponsor your visit.
- Discuss and select dates with the faculty member (1 day to 1 month) — start dates are every Tuesday.
If the faculty member agrees to sponsor your visit:
- They will begin the process by submitting the request to the International Center.
- You will then receive an email with a link to complete the online application.
- You will be asked to upload a copy of your CV, passport, and proof of vaccination with a WHO-approved vaccine.
The approval process typically takes 4 weeks. Accepted applicants will receive an email confirming their acceptance to the Observership Program.
Due to the high volume of requests, we are not able to accommodate every request