Visiting Medical Student Elective Program

Timeline for 2018-2019 Applications:

  • April 2nd, 8:00AM - VSLO/VSAS Elective Catalog will open for applications & Departments will begin considering applications for Academic Year 2018-2019
  • If your school's dates do not correspond with ours, please request the dates nearest the open dates in your schedule. After you are accepted, the department may be able to work with your request and schedule you for alternate dates.
  • You are notified NOT to directly contact Augusta University Medical College of Georgia departmental faculty and administrative staff in an attempt to arrange clinical/research experiences. The visiting medical student elective program office is responsible for processing and scheduling ALL elective requests. All students must follow established guidelines and procedures (no exceptions).
  • Elective Offerings 2018-2019

Rotation Schedule 2018-2019

Rotation Schedule 2017-2018

Housing Recommendations

U.S. Medical School Students (LCME accredited institutions ONLY)

The Medical College of Georgia at Augusta University is now a Host School under the AAMC Visiting Student Learning Opportunities (VSLO/VSAS) program. If you will be enrolled as a senior medical student in a U.S. or non-US LCME accredited medical school, VSAS is now required to apply for an elective at MCG.

If you are from an LCME accredited institution not participating in VSAS, Please click application materials  and follow the instructions to apply.

Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine Students

All COCA accredited AACOM member colleges, with rising fourth year classes, are participating in VSAS. Please use VSAS to submit your applications and materials using the timeline above. Please contact a member of your Dean's Office to inquire about the process.

International Medical Students or Caribbean Off-shore Medical Students

Augusta University Medical College of Georgia is unable to accept international medical students or Caribbean off-shore medical students at this time. Please refer to our POLICY FOR ACCEPTANCE. We regret that there are no exceptions to this policy.

Electives Available for Visiting Medical Students

Electives Offered to VMEDs- 2017-2018

■ Electives Bulletin for Description of Available Electives

Immunization Requirements for All Students

All students must meet the immunization requirements as outlined and required of our own students. Additionally, all students must have a current PPD and seasonal flu vaccination that will be current within 12 months of the elective request. All immunizations must be documented on the Augusta University Medical College of Georgia Immunization form (OR the AAMC standard form) and the form must be signed by your school official or designee. In addition to the required immunization form, students must also provide their official immunization records. The MCG Immunization form is housed on VSAS under the institutions tab.


Applications must be received NO LATER THAN 6 WEEKS prior to the start of your elective request.

The following items MUST accompany all application requests to complete your file for consideration:

  • Student CV and Transcript
  • A complete copy of your USMLE Step 1 score report (or Comlex equivalent)- please include all pages!
  • State & National Criminal Background Check (conducted within 1 year of rotation start dates)

The following items must be uploaded to VSAS prior to the start of your rotation. If these items are not uploaded and you are not deemed eligible by the curriculum office, your rotation will be canceled!

A letter of good standing from your home institution including language that specifically addresses any outstanding requirement is also acceptable.

  • A copy of your BLS or ACLS card that will be current at the time of the elective request
  • A criminal background check completed within one year of the start of the elective
  • Mask fit test completion
  • Completed AAMC Immunization Form
  • NEW MCG Asepsis Form (PDF) - can be signed by supervisor of training or personnel from your medical school who can attest to your receiving the training

Two rotation maximum if accepted. Incomplete applications will be denied. All forms must be uploaded in VSAS. Please do not email or fax application materials unless directed to do so.

Your elective requests will be honored in order of preference after all Medical College of Georgia students have received their elective assignments. Once a decision has been made, you will be notified via VSLO/VSAS or via email. Incomplete applications will not be considered, so please follow all written instructions to the letter. Accepted students will be required to complete medical records training, HIPAA, and compliance training prior to the start of the rotation.

The Visiting Medical Student Elective Program does not process/approve observerships. Electives Offered to VMEDs 2017-2018