International opportunities allow medical students to work with different patient populations, develop cross-cultural understanding, and learn about health systems and approaches to medical care in other nations. The Visiting Student Learning Opportunities (VSLO) program saves you time searching for, and applying to, electives, and gives you a better chance of being accepted.
Why pursue an elective abroad?
- Work with different patient populations
- Learn about global health systems
- Increase your intercultural understanding
- Possibly receive academic credit
Medical or public health students enrolled at VSLO participating Home institutions Global Network are able to search and apply for opportunities in the VSLO program. Check with your own medical school to see if they have other requirements about when you can participate in international opportunities through VSLO.