The AAMC Visiting Student Learning Opportunities™ (VSLO®) program enables medical and public health students to pursue short-term learning opportunities in locations away from their home institutions. Program participants include medical and public health students and institutions in the U.S. and around the globe.
Learning Opportunities For Medical Students
The VSLO program helps medical and public health students connect with institutions offering short-term elective opportunities that can enhance their medical education. These elective opportunities include observerships, summer research programs, clinical opportunities, away rotations, away electives, clinical rotations and visiting opportunities.
Offered by participating host institutions in the U.S. and around the world, elective opportunities are available in teaching hospitals, community clinics, and urban or rural sites and are open to preclinical, clinical, or final-year students, as determined by the host institution.
- The VSLO Application Service (sometimes referred to as VSAS), which enables students to browse and apply to electives offered by host institutions.
- A collaborative network of US and international institutions.
- Telephone and email support to students and institutions.
Additional Opportunities for Medical Students
In addition to the educational opportunities available through the VSLO program, the AAMC encourages students to consider other opportunities as well.