Information for Visiting Students
Thank you for your interest in enrolling as a visiting student at the University of Connecticut, School of Medicine. We currently accept visiting students enrolled in US (LCME-approved) medical and osteopathic schools (AOA-approved). Students must apply through VSAS, the Visiting Student Application Service, to receive visiting student applications.
To apply: complete and submit the electronic VSAS application for your preferred electives.
We will publish our course catalogue for the upcoming academic year on VSAS in March. VSAS will be open from April –Mid June. You may view the course catalogue here. Visiting Students may not contact the elective directors directly for information regarding electives. Once accepted, you will be contacted by the coordinator for information regarding the elective.
Students must be in their fourth year of medical school and in good standing. We are unable to accept requests for a basic (required) clerkship experience in Medicine, Pediatrics, Surgery, Obstetrics/Gynecology, Psychiatry, Family Medicine, or Neurology.
Once a visiting student accepts an elective, we expect the student to honor that commitment. If a student decides to cancel an accepted elective, it must be dropped in VSAS and the VSAS Primary Contact must be notified via email. If we are not notified and an accepted student does not show up for an elective, the home institution will be notified. We request a 30 days’ notice.
As a state institution, we do not participate in individual affiliation agreements with other institutions. We do participate in the AAMC Uniform Clinical Agreement. Please find the agreement below. Please complete the SCHOOL portion of the form and email to VSAS Coordinator, Jenn Foster, at email@example.com.
We require the following documents to be uploaded in VSAS:
- Evidence of the Flu Shot Vaccine
- Official Transcript
- AAMC Standardized Immunization Form
- Step1 Board Scores and/or COMLEX Exam uploaded as a supplement document
VSAS Coordinator: Jenn Foster
Curricular Affairs Office | Clinical Education
UConn School of Medicine
263 Farmington Avenue
Farmington, CT 06030-1830
Does UConn SOM accept international students or US students attending international schools?
No, we do not accept international students or US students attending international schools for rotations at this time. We are currently reviewing this policy for the next academic year. Please check this website in the future for additional updates.
Is housing available?
Visiting students are responsible for their own room and board. We recommend making arrangements prior to starting your rotation. We are able to offer resources to help you arrange housing.
Do you offer parking for visiting students?
Yes, but parking is different depending on the location of your rotation. Once accepted, we will provide information on parking.
My school has different period/block dates from UConn SOM. Can I change the dates of my elective to match those at my home school?
No, we are not able to accommodate students outside of the dates provided in VSAS. All of our electives begin and end on the dates offered. We are not able to have students starting or ending in the middle of a block.
How can I find out more information about an elective?
Please visit our course catalog here for more information about electives offered.
I’m a current third year medical student with time in my schedule looking to do an away rotation, am I eligible to apply?
No, we only accept fourth year medical students for electives.
How can I find out if there is space available in a particular elective for a particular month?
We are not able to provide up to date information on a regular basis regarding openings in electives. Once you submit your application, it will be reviewed by the department. Each rotation is dependent on availability. If selected for a rotation, you will be notified through VSAS.