VSLO® Frequently Asked Questions

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Students

The VSLO program charges a flat fee of $15 per application. Application fees are per elective regardless of requested dates for that elective.

Note: Any unused credits carried over from 2020 will be honored through their one-year expiration date.

Yes, in certain states, these applicable taxes will affect VSLO services. Please visit the AAMC Sales Tax FAQs to learn more.

The VSLO program charges a flat fee of $15 per application. Application fees are per elective regardless of requested dates for that elective.

Note: Any unused credits carried over from 2020 will be honored through their one-year expiration date.

You can provide feedback directly via our VSLO Feedback Form, or contact our Visiting Student Client Service team at 202-478-9878. 

You can search for Host institutions that are offering virtual electives by selecting the “Elective Type” field and selecting virtual. This will show you all available virtual electives. 

No. If a Host institution creates a virtual elective in the VSLO application service, they cannot change that elective to an in-person elective during this academic year.

The Careers in Medicine portal is an excellent starting point to gain insight into the various specialties. Applicants are also encouraged to review the website of their specialty society of interest, in addition to connecting with advisors at their Home institution who know their skills and strengths as a student. These approaches will help applicants build a comprehensive application strategy.

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