AAMC Visiting Student Learning Opportunities (VSLO) Program

The VSLO program enables medical students to pursue short-term learning opportunities in the United States and Globally. The program supports students through the process of searching for electives, submitting applications, and completing their resulting educational experience(s). The VSLO program includes:

  • Educational opportunities, including pre-clinical, community-based global health, research, and clinical opportunities.
  • The application service called the Visiting Student Application Service (VSAS) which allows students to search and apply for opportunities.

Visiting Student Learning Opportunities (VSLO) is sometimes referred to as VSAS. The AAMC will email students with the subject line titles VSAS: New User Instructions. The email will include an access code along with further instructions. VSAS is designed to allow students to apply to 4th-year (Allopathic) elective rotations. Third-year students will begin to plan for the 4th- year schedule in December of 3rd -year.

Visit the AAMC website to find more information about VSLO including how it works, things to know, and fees for the service. AAMC links: