Application Guidelines

Applications for the 2017/2018 Academic Year

Applications for the 2017/2018 academic year will be accepted beginning April 3, 2017. Students may take a maximum of 8 weeks of elective time at the University of Utah School of Medicine. Applications will be processed in the order they are received. The scheduling process will begin on April 7, 2017. Students will be contacted if the requested rotation(s) and/or date(s) are unavailable.

Submitting an Application

The University of Utah School of Medicine uses the Visiting Student Application Service (VSAS) to receive visiting student applications. 

Incomplete applications will not be processed and will be denied. Once verified, applications will be forwarded to the appropriate clinical department/division for approval and scheduling.

FOR DO Students: Not all rotations accept DO students. Please check our Fourth Year Elective Catalog for more information BEFORE applying for a rotation at the University of Utah School of Medicine.

Application Processing

Applications will be processed by the School of Medicine Registrar's Office and forwarded to the appropriate clinical department or division for final review and approval. The clinical department/division will be responsible for accepting the student for the specific elective at the designated period of time.

Some clinical departments/divisions may require students to provide specific documentation before considering their application. The clinical department/division will request this information from the student upon receipt of the application. The School of Medicine Registrar's Office will notify the student of action taken.

Accepting a Rotation Offer

Once a student has accepted a rotation they must pay an application processing fee, within five business days of their acceptance, to complete the application process. The application processing fee may be paid with a credit card on our secure e-commerce payment site.  If a student modifies their rotation after accepting an offer a change fee may be charged.

Application Checklist

Please ensure that you have completed the following steps in the application process.

  1. Completed Visiting Student Application online. 
  2. All eligibility requirements are statisfied. If all eligibility requirements are not satisfied, the application will be denied.
  3. After accepting an offer, an application processing fee is required. Payment is made through our secure e-commerce site.

Additional Information

For more information on our visiting student electives, please contact For more information on VSAS, please visit or contact VSAS at or (202) 478-9878


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