How to Apply

Before applying, please refer to the current List of Electives. Not all electives are available to visiting medical students, some of our electives are only offered to Case Western Reserve School of Medicine students.

Download List of Available Electives

Visiting Medical Student Program Application Process

University Hospitals uses the Visiting Student Learning Opportunities Application Service (VSLO), to process visiting medical student applications for students enrolled at U.S. or Puerto Rico LCME accredited or COCA accredited Osteopathic institutions. Our team at UH Cleveland Medical Center determines the availability of an elective and the acceptance of a potential candidate. Only after the American Association of Medical Colleges VSLO Program receives a complete application, will a student be eligible for consideration.

Before applying, please read all of the pages in this section for detailed information and requirements. Failure to comply with application requirements may result in not being accepted for a rotation. We do not process incomplete applications.

Applications for the January through July 2021 electives have closed in VSLO. International student rotations remain suspended. Applications for the 2021-2022 academic year will be accepted beginning on January 22, 2021 and will be accepted through April 15, 2021.

If you are applying for the David Satcher Clerkship, please apply in VSLO and send an email to our Visiting Student Coordinator with your name, the elective that you are requesting, and the months you are interested in rotating.


Information and eligibility criteria for the Visiting Medical Student Program are subject to change.