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VSLO® Program for Institutions
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.
At this time, the VSLO program is not reviewing new applications from interested institutions located outside the United States. The COVID pandemic created a broader appreciation of the interconnections of health in the global environment. Facilitating opportunities for students to experience a deeper understanding of health care through a diversity of healthcare delivery systems away from their home environments has become even more important. The VSLO program is currently considering revisions to our Global effort with the goal of expanding the numbers and types of short-term elective opportunities available through the VSLO program. We look forward to sharing updates about program access for institutions located outside the U.S. in the coming months. Thank you for your patience, continued interest, and support of the VSLO program as we work to ensure the vitality of our global program.
How Do I Become a Participating VSLO® Institution
Learn how you can send your students to electives and host students in the United States and globally.
Meet and mentor medical students as they explore specialty interests.
Discover the Value of Becoming a Host Institution in the VSLO Program
Is your institution interested in hosting medical students for short-term away rotation opportunities? The VSLO program helps medical and public health students connect with institutions offering short-term elective opportunities that can enhance their medical education. Learn more about the VSLO program and how your institution will benefit from joining the VSLO network of more than 300 medical schools and teaching hospitals, located in the United States and internationally.