Thank you for your interest in our Visiting Student Program. It is with great pleasure that both MD and Osteopathic students are now able to submit their application through VSAS, the Visiting Student Application Service. Mailed applications will no longer be accepted without permission. Applications must be completed six (6) weeks before the elective start date to be considered eligible for an open seat.
Elective periods are four weeks in length. Occasionally we are able to accept visiting students for two electives (up to eight weeks), on a space-available basis. It is not always possible to accommodate students from other institutions; however, every effort will be made to comply with your request. We discourage students from applying for rotations starting the beginning of July, as there may not be enough time to notify students of an offer before the start of the rotation. However the option is still available.
The ability to apply for electives in VSAS will start April 1st for the 2015-2016 academic year and we recommend that you apply as soon as possible if you plan to attend during the first three blocks. You will receive an email confirmation from the Office of Student Affairs once your application is considered complete or Eligible. Students with missing items will also be notified. No offer will be extended to those who have an incomplete application,
Scheduling for July-December with begin on May 26, 2015 and for January-June on Sept. 28, 2015, after UNC's drop/add period. Applications are reviewed and students will be sent offers on a first-come first-serve basis. Once an offer has been extended and accepted, a $50 non-refundable processing fee will be charged to secure your rotation. We are currently still accepting applications for the 2014-2015 academic year.
Scholarship Information: The visiting student elective is an invaluable experience and opportunity for assessment and evaluation of a candidate's preparedness and potential for success in the most highly competitive medical specialty training programs. The Larry D. Keith Visiting Student Electives Scholarship serves to supplement the cost of this training opportunity and specifically targets underrepresented medical students and those committed to serving in underserved communities. Please visit Larry D. Keith Visiting Student Electives Scholarship website for more information and learn how to apply.