Visiting Medical Students
VSLO Coordinator: Jenn Foster
Curricular Affairs Office | Clinical Education
UConn School of Medicine
263 Farmington Avenue
Farmington, CT 06030-1830
The Coalition for Physician Accountability (Coalition), a cross-organizational group composed of AACOM, AAMC, ACCME, ACGME, AMA, AOGME, AOA, CMSS (OPDA), ECFMG, FSMB, LCME, NBME, and NBOME, was established in 2009 to promote professional accountability by improving the quality, efficiency, and continuity of the education, training, and assessment of physicians. The Coalition established the Work Group on Medical Students in the Class of 2021 Moving Across Institutions for Post Graduate Training (WG) to address the major issues facing applicants and training programs as they prepare for the 2020-2021 residency application cycle in light of the COVID-19 pandemic.
The WG recommends that for the 2020-2021 academic year, away rotations be discouraged, except under the following circumstances:
• Learners who have a specialty interest and do not have access to a clinical experience with a residency program in that specialty in their school’s system.
• Learners for whom an away rotation is required for graduation or accreditation requirements.
Thus, the UConn School of Medicine UME leadership team along with the COVID crisis team, in collaboration with our GME colleagues have decided that we will not host students for away elective rotations at our institution or affiliated teaching hospitals. Likewise, we will not be permitting any away elective rotations for our own medical students (except in the rare instance that we are unable to provide a specific clinical experience). If there are open elective spots available after UConn students are placed, we may consider other medical school placements should their own school be unable to provide them with necessary rotations.
We thank you for your interest in our residency programs and encourage you to reach out directly to the relevant program director to express your interest and for additional information. We wish you the best of luck in your path toward residency.