Only 4th year applicants in good standing from an allopathic or osteopathic medical school located within the United States and accredited by the Liaison Committee on Medical Education (LCME) or the Commission on Osteopathic College Accreditation (COCA) will be accepted; no exceptions.
The 2024-2025 VSLO elective catalog will open on March 15, 2024! Applications can begin being submitted on March 15 at 8:00 AM EDT. We will be accepting in-person visiting students from July 1, 2024 - April 25, 2025. For more information on VSLO, visit AAMC/VSLO or contact VSLO (202) 478-9878.
*All students are required to upload proof of full Covid19 vaccination and proof of Covid19 booster.
Malpractice coverage MUST extend up to or beyond the end date of last rotation applied for.
OSHA Universal Precautions Speak to your home school for information/renewal. Expiration date must cover entire rotation. Upload completion/expiration date document. More information below in the FAQ.
Upload all docs as PDF or JPG
Who is the contact for application questions?
What is the duration of each extramural elective?
Minimum of four weeks
How many extramural electives will a visiting student be allowed to arrange?
One per student per specialty
Is a separate application needed for each elective request?
Are there any fees charged?
If a departmental coordinator gives a visiting student a verbal approval, is it necessary to complete an application through VSLO?
Yes. All applications MUST be processed via VSLO.
The application asks for a OSHA Certificate. What does this mean?
We are referring to OSHA standards for bloodborne pathogens and personal protective equipment. Many home institutions have a certificate of this training or a document of completion.
If you do not have this, one can be acquired through various online sites but there is an cost associated. Note, you are responsible for the cost. The National OSHA Foundation and the American Red Cross both have online training for Blood Borne Pathogen that would be accepted.
If OSHA certification has an expiration date, it must be valid through end of rotation date(s).
Is housing provided?
How are parking arrangements made?
Contact Parking and Transportation Services 410-706-5518 or contact the elective department coordinator.
Are there options for off-rotations if a schedule does not match elective dates in the catalog?
Off-rotations are up to the actual elective department.
If I have special needs, will I be accommodated?