Visiting Professional

General Information

Eligibility Requirements

  • Applicant must hold a valid medical license in another state or country and may also be a scientist, researcher or other licensed individual.
  • Applicant must visit for 5 business days or less. 

  • Applicant must have a faculty sponsor at the UChicago Medicine who agrees to oversee the period of visitation and who will be responsible for guiding and monitoring the training of the individual. 

  • Application for Visiting Professionals must be submitted to the UChicago Medicine host department at least 60 days in advance of target start date.

Application and Approval Process

  • All credentials will be obtained by the host clinical department. These credentials may include copies of licenses, evidence of degrees, resumes and recommendations. The host department will take the following actions:
    • Make the appropriate arrangements to enable the Applicant to observe and teach without engaging in any direct patient care.
    • Provide the Applicant with an appropriate orientation to the Medical Center.
    • Advise the Applicant of the limitations for a person who does not hold an Illinois medical license and/or persons who does not have clinical privileges at the Medical Center.
    • The host department will assure that the Applicant has signed the Application to Observe Medical Care form, Assumption of Risk form, Confidentiality and Non-Disclosure Agreement form and the HIPAA attestation form is to be forwarded to the Office of Medical Center Compliance (OMCC) Education Office. All other documentation will be maintained in the host department.

Application Materials

  • Credentials may include copies of licenses, evidence of degrees, resumes and recommendations (as requested by hosting department).
  • Application to Observe Medical Care form.
  • Assumption of Risk form.
  • Confidentiality and Non-Disclosure Agreement form.
  • HIPAA attestation form.