Visiting rotation update 2021-2022 aCADEMIC YEAR

On April 1st 2021, we will post a catalog of available electives to this webpage and to VSAS for viewing, and will open up for applications on April 15th for rotations that end in July, as per AAMC guidelines. The first available block for MCG begins on 6/21/2021. Our requirements for application will be viewable on April 1st.

Only one 4 week in-person rotation will be permitted per visiting student. 

We will require proof of full COVID-19 vaccination at least 2 weeks prior to any of our rotations. Please upload documentation to VSAS or email to

 No students other than MILITARY emergency medicine students are allowed to submit applications outside of VSAS, no exceptions.


Military applicants looking for an emergency medicine rotation can apply by contacting the EMED Department at and submitting a paper application. Paper applications are only available to military students. 


Augusta University Medical College of Georgia is unable to accept international medical students or Caribbean off-shore medical students at this time, as we only accept students from U.S.-based medical schools that are authorized by AAMC to use their VSAS APPLICATION SYSTEM. Please refer to our policy for acceptance of visiting medical students. We regret that there are no exceptions to this policy.



MCG/AU does not currently offer short term housing on campus. Most visiting students use temporary housing sites like Airbnb, etc to find housing in the area. Be warned - The areas directly around the hospital are not great and we advise you to take care walking in downtown Augusta in general, especially at night. It isn't a dangerous area, just one where you need to be aware of your surroundings.

For housing, we would advise looking at North Augusta, which is right over the river, or the Summerville neighborhood, which is close to the hospital but a better area. That is the area west of the hospital up Walton Way, around the Summerville campus of AU. Also the area around the Augusta National golf club is a good area too that should have affordable Airbnbs, etc. Rotating Room is also a good resource to find housing specifically for medical students on rotations -

Students have also had good experiences at some of the extended stay hotels in the area -  

Please contact me at if you have any questions or if you want to check on a particular area or housing option that you've found.

 ONE rotation maximum if accepted. Incomplete applications will be denied. 

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 email from VSAS.  Accepted students will be required to complete additional requirements and trainings upon acceptance.

The Visiting Medical Student Elective Program does not process/approve observerships- please contact Mary Tipton