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VSLO® Program for Institutions

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The VSLO® program helps medical and public health students connect with institutions offering short-term elective opportunities that can enhance their medical education.

Institutions that join the AAMC Visiting Student Learning Opportunities™ (VSLO®) program may post elective opportunities in the VSLO application service and/or allow students to apply for electives posted by other participating institutions. The VSLO program provides support for away rotations and promotes best practices in diverse settings and contexts. Through institutional collaboration, members contribute to innovation and broaden their connections and outreach.

Currently, in direct response to the impact COVID-19 has had on travel as well as the health and educational priorities of hosting institutions, VSLO has temporarily suspended the review of new applications from interested institutions located outside of the U.SWhen the global COVID-19 situation has stabilized and our current VSLO institutional users return to a more regular schedule for offering elective rotations, we will again open the review process for new institutions interested in joining the VSLO Global Network.

How Do I Become a Participating VSLO® Institution


Medical Schools

Learn how you can send your students to electives and host students in the United States and globally.

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Hospitals and Health Organizations

Meet and mentor medical students as they explore specialty interests.

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Medical Students

Guide students as they navigate their away-rotation opportunities and the application process.

Learn More About VSLO®

VSLO® Frequently Asked Questions

Find answers to frequently asked questions about VSLO®.

VSLO® Participating Home Institutions

Find complete listings of institutions participating in the VSLO® program.

VSLO® Participating Host Institutions

Find complete listings of institutions participating in the VSLO® program.

Find Electives

Search for electives in the Visiting Student Learning Opportunities (VSLO) application service.