Timeline for 2017 - 2018 Applications:
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.
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.
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.
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:
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.
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.