Visiting Medical Student Elective Program

Timeline for 2017 - 2018 Applications:

  • April 1st - Departments BEGIN Accepting/Considering Applications for July and August elective requests only
  • May 1st - Departments BEGIN Accepting/Considering Applications for September and October requests only
  • June 1st - Departments BEGIN Accepting/Considering Applications for all other elective months

Rotation Schedule 2017-2018

Housing Recommendations

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

Effective for the 2016-2017 Academic Year, Augusta University Medical College of Georgia is now a Host School under the AAMC Visiting Student Application Service (VSAS) program. If you will be enrolled as a senior student in a U.S. or non-US LCME accredited medical school, VSAS is now required to apply for an elective at Augusta University Medical College of Georgia.

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 beginning in the 2016-2017 academic year. 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!
  • MCG Immunization Form with student records (PDF) or AAMC standard immunization form
  • MCG Confidentiality Form (PDF)
  • Please Note - as long as your application contains the above items and is submitted in the appropriate time frame, it will be marked "conditionally eligible" and sent on for department review. If you are accepted to a rotation, the visiting student coordinator will be in contact with you in the month leading up to your rotation to make sure the rest of your documentation is in place.

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 copy of your personal health insurance card
  • A criminal background check current within the last 12 months of the start of the elective
  • Mask fit test completion
  • 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 fax application materials unless directed to do so.

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).

Your elective requests will be honored in order of preference after all Augusta University Medical College of Georgia students have received their elective assignments. Once a decision has been made, you will be notified via 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.