Electives and Make-up Courses

Find and apply to U.S. and international away electives and summer make-up courses while attending medical school.

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Applying for Away Electives with VSAS®

The Visiting Student Application Service® (VSAS®) streamlines the application process for fourth-year away electives at U.S. medical institutions.

Global Health Learning Opportunities® (GHLO®)

The Global Health Learning Opportunities® (GHLO®) application service saves you time searching for and applying to electives abroad, and gives you a better chance of being accepted.

Extramural Electives Compendium

The Extramural Electives Compendium is a searchable database containing information about elective opportunities at AAMC-member medical schools in the United States.

Summer Makeup Course Directory

The Summer Makeup Course Directory lists opportunities for summer course work at U.S. medical schools accredited by the Liaison Committee on Medical Education (LCME).
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