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Visiting Student Program

The University of North Carolina School of Medicine’s Visiting Student Program offers students in their final year of medical school the opportunity to participate in educational, engaging and challenging clinical elective experiences. We offer rotations with affiliated clinical sites and hospitals throughout North Carolina in cities such as Asheville, Chapel Hill, Charlotte, Greensboro, Raleigh, and Wilmington that represent a variety of different healthcare systems.

Coronavirus/COVID-19 Updates as of April 14, 2021

Per new Coalition for Physician Accountability guidelines, we have added an extra rotation month/Block starting June 28, 2021!

Both VSLO and the International Application Portal are now open.  See the Quick Links section!

Our institution will follow the Coalition for Physician Accountability recommendations regarding away rotations for the 2021-22 academic year.  As such, UNC will begin accepting applications for in-person rotations on April 15, 2021.    Please check the elective calendar tab for more information. The website will be receiving updates between now and April 15th, some information may change.

Do keep in mind, this information may be subject to change with new COVID-19 developments.

Visit unc.edu/coronavirus for more updates


Our office is dedicated to guiding you through the application process and serving as a helpful resource during your time with UNC School of Medicine. We understand that your final year of medical school is extremely busy, and we want to make planning your elective at UNC as easy as possible.

For your convenience, we’ve included a lot of information on our website. Please review all sections below before contacting our office.