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Application Guidelines

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 reviewed, applications will be forwarded to the appropriate clinical department/division for approval and scheduling.

FOR DO Students: Not all electives accept DO students. Please check the course's complete listing for more information BEFORE applying for a rotation. A listing of the UUSOM's electives can be found via the VSAS' Elective Search, and filtering for the UUSOM and specialty. It will also not if DO students are allowed to participate. Departments/Divisions have up to 30-40 days prior to the requested elective's start date to respond. The UUSOM will begin accepting visiting students' applications in VSAS on April 1st. 

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 are 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 to be taken. 

Accepting a Rotation Offer

Once a student has accepted a rotation they must pay an application processing fee, within five (5) 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 satisfied. If all eligibility requirements are not satisfied, the application will be denied.
  3. After accepting an offer, an application processing fee is required. Payment needs to be made through our secure e-commerce site within five (5) business days. 

Additional Information

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


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