Advising Students on Away Rotations in U.S.
In addition to its application service, the AAMC Visiting Student Learning Opportunities program provides institutions with access to a variety of student-focused resources.
U.S. Medical Schools: Advising Your Students for Away Rotations
It is important to use the most current and valuable information when advising your students on their transition to residency. Here are some valuable resources for helping your students make decisions regarding away rotations:
- Advising Checklist for M3 and M4 students
- FREIDA is the American Medical Association (AMA) Residency & Fellowship Database® that allows one to from more than 10,000 programs—all accredited by the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME).
- is the largest database of residency opportunities. It houses a vast array of information about the medical education system, licensing procedures, and examinations and provides links to relevant health administration bodies around the globe.
LCME Accreditation Standards for U.S. Institutions
- Standard 10.8 (on page 17) of the contains requirements for hosting visiting students.
- Standard 11.3 Oversight of Extramural Electives (on page 18) of the Functions and Structure of a Medical School 2017–2018 contains requirements for home institutions.
American Osteopathic Association Standards of Accreditation
Connecting With Other Institutions
There are several ways for institutions to collaborate with one another on common goals related to educational experiences and medical education.
The VSAS listserve is a moderated email list available to staff at participating institutions who are advising and working with visiting students.
To join the VSAS listserve, please email with the subject title “VSAS Listserve.”
All listserve subscribers are expected to demonstrate appropriate professional etiquette and good judgment regarding the disclosure of potentially sensitive institutional or personal information.
Group on Student Affairs
The Group on Student Affairs (GSA) addresses issues in medical school admissions, student financial aid, medical student diversity, student affairs, and student records at all AAMC member medical schools. Find more .