VSAS Coordinator: Jenn Foster
Curricular Affairs Office | Clinical Education
UConn School of Medicine
263 Farmington Avenue
Farmington, CT 06030-1830
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 U.S. (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 to mid June. You may view the course catalog. 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
We require the following documents to be uploaded in VSAS:
- 1. Photograph
- 2. CV
- 3. Evidence of the Flu Shot Vaccine
- 4. Official Transcript
- 5. AAMC Standardized Immunization Form
- 6. Step1 Board Scores and/or COMLEX Exam uploaded as a supplement document