Visiting Student Application Service (VSAS®)
VSAS® is an AAMC application designed to streamline the application process for senior "away" electives at U.S. LCME medical schools and independent academic medical centers that are members of the Council of Teaching Hospitals and Health Systems (COTH). The service requires only one application for all participating institutions, effectively reducing paperwork, miscommunication, and time. VSAS also provides a centralized location for managing offers and tracking decisions.
AAMC Uniform Clinical Training Affiliation Agreement
The AAMC Uniform Clinical Training Affiliation Agreement is a simple, one-size-fits-all agreement designed to spell out roles and responsibilities between a medical education program and its clinical affiliates, and to eliminate time spent negotiating (and re-negotiating) agreements.
Canadian and International Students
VSAS is not available for Canadian or International students to use. Please use the Extramural Electives Compendium ( EEC) for visiting student application information. International students may also review information about GHLO.
Global Health Learning Opportunities (GHLO)
GHLO is a collaborative network of over 50 institutions around the world that facilitates clinical, global health, and research elective rotations globally for final year medical students through an online application service. GHLO is currently accepting applications from US and international medical institutions. If you would like more information, please send an e-mail to:
The VSAS listserv is a tool for home and host institution users as it provides timely updates about the software and serves as a great forum for sharing helpful feedback, tips or asking questions about VSAS and the visiting student process.
If you would like to receive VSAS announcements, please subscribe to the VSAS listserv.
What's New with VSAS?
VSAS 2013 Annual Meeting Presentation
"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