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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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February 2, 2024: Recording Now Available - VSLO Student Webinar: Away Rotations 2024-25. This webinar addresses common questions about the away rotation process. Attendees heard directly from a panel of Host institutions representing three highly requested specialties and gained an understanding of their review and decision-making processes.

January 18, 2024: New VSLO Student Infographic. We created a new resource that provides information to assist students (and advisors guiding students) through the process of developing individual away rotation strategies. The infographic illustrates a range of data points, including specialty data, average time between application submission and elective start dates, cadence of student and Host institution activity in the VSLO application service, and more. 

October 4, 2023: Review VSLO's New Student WebsiteThe VSLO team launched our new and improved student website. Students will find resources to inform their decision making at each step of the away rotation application process.

September 7, 2023: Roadmap to Residency InfographicThis infographic is a summary of the pathway from entering medical school to transitioning to residency. Reference the infographic to learn how to best utilize the VSLO program and other AAMC services throughout your medical school journey.

August 14, 2023: Explore the Visiting Scholars Resources DatabaseStudents searching for academic, professional, or financial resources to support their away rotation experience will find various opportunities in VSLO's Visiting Scholars Resources Database. The Database is updated every academic year to ensure relevancy.

May 11, 2023: Webinars for Medical and Graduate Students webpage. This webpage offers several AAMC webinars to help you navigate the transitioning from medical school to residency process. Watch webinars containing resources, guidance, and tips about AAMC services (the VSLO program, FIRST, the ERAS® system) and more.

March 2, 2023: Consider VSLO Specialty Away Rotation GuidanceStudents looking for specialty-specific guidance can view details on the guidance and support that specialty societies offer students. Students can access information to inform and support their away rotation decisions.

August 31, 2022: Medical and Graduate Student Calendar. This calendar provides dates and important deadlines for AAMC services and applications. Subscribe to the VSLO calendar using Google Calendar.

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