WellSpan Medical Education

Elective Rotations

WellSpan Hospitals offer a wide variety of four-week elective rotations. WellSpan York Hospital offers rotations in several specialties. WellSpan Good Samaritan Hospital offers 4th year elective rotations in Family Medicine; WellSpan Summit (WellSpan Chambersburg Hospital and WellSpan Waynesboro Hospital) offer rotations as noted below.  We do not offer two-week or split rotations, observerships or shadowing.

Medical student training at WellSpan Hospitals and clinical locations offers all the benefits of learning within a large integrated health system.  Our hospitals boast clinical expertise in many areas, including stroke care, cardiology and cardiothoracic surgery, trauma, obstetrics and neonatology, advanced surgical treatments, oncology, and behavioral health.

Rotations or externships at WellSpan Hospitals and other WellSpan sites are available only to students of an accredited U.S. medical school.  We utilize a standard Wellspan Health version of the Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC) Uniform Clinical Training Affiliation Agreement. 

Students who are not from Drexel University College of Medicine, Penn State College of Medicine, Sidney Kimmel Medical College of Thomas Jefferson University or Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine (LECOM), will need to have their medical school utilize this WellSpan agreement. 

You may request a rotation from the following:

Emergency Medicine

  • Emergency Medicine AI (offered July through March, fourth-year students only; April through June, third-year and fourth-year students)
  • Emergency Medicine Ultrasound (offered to fourth-year students)

Family Medicine

  • Family Medicine Elective - WellSpan Good Samaritan Hospital
  • Family Medicine AI (offered to fourth-year students)
  • Family Medicine Inpatient
  • Family Medicine Inpatient & Outpatient
  • Family Medicine Outpatient
  • Sports Medicine Primary Care (offered to fourth-year students)

Internal Medicine (sub-specialties offered to fourth-year students)

  • Cardiology
  • Endocrinology
  • Gastroenterology
  • Hematology/Oncology
  • Nephrology
  • Neurology
  • Pulmonary
  • Radiology
  • Rheumatology


  • Neonatology (completion of a general Pediatric rotation is required)
  • Obstetrics/Gynecology
  • Obstetrics/Gynecology AI (offered to fourth-year students; not available in July)

Orthopedic Surgery

  • Orthopedic Surgery (COMLEX Score of 600 and/or USMLE of 230 required: offered July through December, fourth-year students only.  January through June: open)


  • Pediatric Endocrinology - WellSpan Summit/WellSpan Chambersburg Hospital

Surgery (USMLE Required: Fourth-Year Rotations)

  • Cardiothoracic Surgery
  • General Surgery
  • Otolaryngology
  • Plastic Surgery
  • Surgery AI
  • Trauma
  • Urology
  • Vascular Surgery


Notice of Rights Under Federal Conscience and Anti-Discrimination Laws

WellSpan Health and all WellSpan Hospitals comply with applicable Federal conscience and antidiscrimination laws prohibiting exclusion, adverse treatment, coercion, or other discrimination against individuals or entities on the basis of their religious beliefs or moral convictions. You may have the right under Federal law to decline to perform, assist in the performance of, refer for, undergo, or pay for certain health care-related treatments, research, or services (such as abortion or assisted suicide, among others) that violate your conscience, religious beliefs, or moral convictions.

 If you believe that WellSpan Health or any WellSpan Health Hospital has failed to accommodate your conscientious, religious, or moral objection, or has discriminated against you on those grounds, you can file a conscience and religious freedom complaint with the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Office for Civil Rights, electronically through the Office for Civil Rights Complaint Portal, available at https://ocrportal.hhs.gov/ocr/portal/lobby.jsf or by mail or phone at: U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, 200 Independence Avenue SW, Room 509F, HHH Building Washington, DC 20201, 1–800–368–1019, 800–537–7697 (TDD). Complaint forms and more information about Federal conscience and anti-discrimination laws are available at http://www.hhs.gov/conscience.

A copy of the complete rule and OCR’s explanatory text, as published in the Federal Register, is available at: https://www.govinfo.gov/content/pkg/FR-2019-05-21/pdf/2019-09667.pdf.

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