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.

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 military applicants (emed 5011)

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.

military applicants (emed 5011)

 Military applicants looking for an emergency medicine rotation can apply through VSAS (EMED 5011) , or by contacting the EMED coordinator Amanda Zabala ( and submitting a paper application.



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- including the page with scores in different areas!
  • State & National Criminal Background Check (conducted within 1 year of rotation start date)

The following items must be uploaded to VSAS prior to the start of your rotation. If these items are not uploaded at least one week before your rotation start date, your rotation will be canceled!

  • 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
  • MCG Asepsis Form - must be signed by a validator from your home institution who can attest that you have completed the required asepsis training
  • MCG Policy Attestation Form

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.