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Visiting Residents

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Dell Medical School at The University of Texas at Austin, in partnership with Ascension Seton, offers four-week visiting rotation electives to residents from graduate medical education programs across the United States. Visiting trainees can select electives from  residency and fellowship programs and beyond.

Application Details

Visiting resident rotation requests are processed by the graduate medical education office on a rolling basis. Visiting residents are required to submit applications no less than six months prior to their desired rotation start date.

Rotations are approved based on application materials and program authorization during the visiting resident’s requested dates.

Eligibility requirements include:

  • Current U.S. citizen, permanent resident, or J-1 visa holder currently residing in the United States.
  • Good academic standing with home institution.
  • Able to obtain a Texas Medical Board physician-in-training permit or full license.


Ascension requires a $250 non-refundable application fee. This fee is paid through a payment portal after preliminary application materials have been received and approved. The application fee is waived for military residents and those from partner programs.

Visiting residents are responsible for all travel, housing and meal costs during their visiting rotation.

Upon preliminary authorization an onboarding checklist is distributed via New Innovations. All checklist onboarding requirements can be found within the visiting resident rotation application.


For questions regarding the visiting resident process contact the Ascension Seton visiting resident coordinator, Brady Kindred, MHA, at

Affiliated Sites

Visiting residents complete learning experiences at sites affiliated with UT Health Austin and Ascension Seton. Sites are approved by the Accreditation Council of Graduate Medical Education (ACGME) as graduate medical education training sites.

Dell Seton Medical Center at UT Austin.

Dell Seton is one of four teaching hospitals for Dell Medical School at The University of Texas at Austin. Here, doctors train other doctors, conduct research and implement new treatments. The internal medicine, emergency medicine, neurology and surgery rotations are all completed at this site.

Ascension Seton Medical Center.

Ascension Seton Medical Center Austin, the area’s largest medical-surgical acute care center, has 534 beds and sees an average of 35,000 visits per year. This facility is the only hospital in Central Texas to perform heart transplants and is also a primary stroke center and Level III neonatal intensive care unit.

Dell Children's Medical Center of Central Texas.

Serving a 46-county area, Dell Children’s is the premier health care provider for children and adolescents in Central Texas. Dell Children’s is the only pediatric Level 1 trauma center in Central Texas and one of only five in the state.