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VSAS Help Desk
Mon.-Fri., 9 a.m.-5 p.m. ET
Phone: 202-478-9878



Visiting Student Application Service (VSAS®)

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VSAS® is designed to streamline the application process for senior "away" electives at U.S. medical schools and independent academic medical centers. With VSAS, you only need one application for all participating institutions, reducing paperwork, miscommunication, and time.

Canadian and International Students

VSAS is not available for Canadian or international students. Please use the Extramural Electives Compendium (EEC) to find visiting student information for the individual schools.

Students from participating institutions worldwide can pursuing clinical, research, and public health electives outside their home country through Global Health Learning Opportunities (GHLO).

New AAMC Resource

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Check out a preview of the AAMC's all-new website for pre-meds, students, and residents navigating their medical careers.


"At Georgetown, we have benefited greatly from serving in the VSAS pilot program as a host school. Specifically, the organizational control that VSAS brings to the visiting student process eliminates the paper that we previously labored under. The Web-based program securely houses the applications, and prevents the confusion that was associated with this process ..."
--Linda Gwinn, Assistant Dean for Curriculum Management, Georgetown University School of Medicine

Interested in Global Learning Opportunities?

Interested in Global Learning Opportunities?

GHLO® makes it easy for final-year medical students to find and apply to clinical, research, or public health electives outside their home country.