Visiting Rotators/ Elective Rotations

Thank you for your interest in rotating at MedStar Georgetown University Hospital! All residents and fellows wishing to rotate at MGUH must apply directly to the department in which their training will take place. Please contact the coordinator for the sub-specialty with which you wish to rotate. Applications are processed on a first-come, first serve basis.

Eligibility & Process: All visiting residents and fellows must be enrolled in an ACGME-accredited training program in addition to satisfactorily and punctually completing the steps outlined below:

  • At least 120 days prior to the start of the desired rotation dates the visiting resident/fellow will obtain approval from the Program Director for the rotation by emailing the program coordinator the following:
    • CV
    • Requested rotation dates
    • PGY level
    • Name of your program director
    • Name and email of your program coordinator
  • If approved based on CV and availability on service, we will work with your program coordinator to create and sign a Program Letter of Agreement (PLA).
  • Once we have a fully executed PLA our GME office will reach out directly to the rotator with a checklist of required documentation via our residency management system, New Innovations.

NOTE: GME must have the fully executed PLA no later than 4 weeks before the start of the rotation.

  • If you do not have a full DC license all rotators will also need to apply for an MTR (medical training registrant) with the Board of Medicine in order to be allowed to rotate in the state of DC. You can check the status of your application via this link: A “Pending” status usually means they have received your application. Typically, the license does not become “active” until a day or two before the rotation. If your license is not active by Day 1 of your rotation, please get in touch with the BoM directly to find out where the problem lies.

Once the rotator has completed the New Innovations checklist, the GME office will notify the program that you are good to rotate. A week or so prior to your start you should receive a welcome email from the Georgetown program coordinator with check-in instructions (including, parking, ID badge, computer training and team contacts).