Visiting Student Learning Opportunities™ (VSLO®)

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Search for and apply to opportunities in the VSLO® system.

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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. 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.

If you are new to the VSLO program, start by familiarizing yourself with the resources below. If you are ready to begin the application process, login to the VSLO application service by clicking the VSLO® Sign-In button above. The VSLO program is only accessible to students at participating Home institutions. It’s easy for your school to join the VSLO program.


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VSLO® News and Announcements

The VSLO team regularly updates resources, data, research, and the VSLO application service to meet the changing needs of the medical education community.

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As you consider your away rotations strategy, information about various specialties can help you decide what’s best for your medical education journey.

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The VSLO® program is excited to highlight these unique academic, professional, and financial resources for students in an easily accessible, centralized location. Explore this regularly updated list of opportunities as you develop your away rotation plans.

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Learn more about how to use the VSLO® application service, access webinar recordings, and view AAMC directories of internships and summer programs, as well as clinical, public health, and research opportunities.

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