VSLO® Resources and Training

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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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VSLO Program Resources 


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.

VSLO Student Infographic

The VSLO student infographic 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. 

VSLO Student Essentials Guide 

After your Home institution grants you access to the VSLO application service, familiarize yourself with the platform by reviewing the VSLO Student Essentials guide. This document provides an overview of the sections you will see upon logging in. 

VSLO Application Service: Student Training Video 

Preparing to apply for away opportunities through the VSLO program for the first time? Use this training video to learn about the platform. You will find a video for each key function, such as completing your profile, finding electives, submitting requirements, submitting your application, and tracking your application. 

Away Rotation Requirements

To learn more about requirements you may need while preparing your applications, you can view the Resources for U.S. Rotations webpageThose pursuing an elective abroad may need to consider additional requirements and resources as listed on our Seeking a Global Opportunity webpage.

VSLO Student Webinar: Away Rotations 2023-24 

This webinar addresses common questions about the away rotation process. Attendees heard directly from a panel of Host institutions and gained an understanding of their respective review and decision-making processes. 


For more detailed information, check out frequently asked questions about the VSLO program.

Additional AAMC Resources 

Below are additional AAMC resources that provide insight into other opportunities you may wish to pursue. 

The Summer Makeup Course Directory lists opportunities for summer course work at U.S. medical schools accredited by the Liaison Committee on Medical Education® (LCME®). 

The Clinical and Research Opportunities Database consists of fellowships, internships, summer programs, scholarships, and grants currently available in the United States and abroad. 

Public Health Pathways for Medical Students: Find domestic and international public health training opportunities in academic, government, and community settings for every level in the education continuum. 

Research and Training Opportunities: Looking for ways to enrich your medical school experience? Check out our directories of clinical, research, and public health opportunities. 

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Find Electives

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VSLO Specialty Away Rotation Guidance

Search a list of specialties to learn about away rotation guidance that can help inform and support your away rotation decisions.

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Exploring the Visiting Scholars Resources Database

Explore our regularly updated list of academic, professional, and financial resources for students from institutions in various specialties and geographical regions.

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Resources for U.S. Rotations

Learn more about things to consider when applying for rotations in the U.S. through the VSLO application service.

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Seeking a Global Opportunity

Learn more about things to consider if you intend to seek a global opportunity.

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