Visiting Students

Thank you for your interest in the visiting student program. This year we will be accepting applications for visiting electives through the VSAS (Visiting Student Application Service) system. Students who take electives must be enrolled in their senior year of medical school at a U.S. LCME medical school or COCA accredited AACOM member colleges. They must be in good academic standing after completing their core rotations.

VSAS Link:  http://services.aamc.org/20/vsas/

Requirements

Our requirements include:

  • Transcripts
  • Immunization documentation
  • Malpractice coverage
  • Personal health insurance coverage

Verification of HIPAA and OSHA training, BLS certification, and malpractice coverage at $1 million per occurrence and $3 million aggregate should be provided by your medical school.

Osteopathic Medicine Students

As of February 2012, all COCA accredited AACOM member colleges with rising fourth year classes have joined VSAS as home schools. Students enrolled at the schools below may use VSAS to submit applications and meet the above requirements.

A.T. Still University of Health Sciences, Kirksville College of Osteopathic Medicine Pacific Northwest University of Health Sciences College of Osteopathic Medicine
A.T. Still University School of Osteopathic Medicine in Arizona Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine
Arizona College of Osteopathic Medicine of Midwestern University Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine - Georgia Campus
Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine of Midwestern University Rocky Vista University College of Osteopathic Medicine
Des Moines University College of Osteopathic Medicine Touro College of Osteopathic Medicine
Edward Via College of Osteopathic Medicine - Virginia Campus Touro University California College of Osteopathic Medicine
Kansas City University of Medicine and Biosciences College of Osteopathic Medicine Touro University Nevada College of Osteopathic Medicine
Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey School of Osteopathic Medicine
Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine - Bradenton Campus University of New England College of Osteopathic Medicine
Lincoln Memorial University DeBusk College of Osteopathic Medicine University of North Texas Health Science Center at Forth Worth Texas College of Osteopathic Medicine
Michigan State University College of Osteopathic Medicine University of Pikeville Kentucky College of Osteopathic Medicine
New York College of Osteopathic Medicine of New York Institute of Technology West Virginia School of Osteopathic Medicine
Nova Southeastern University College of Osteopathic Medicine Western University of Health Sciences College of Osteopathic Medicine of the Pacific
Ohio University Heritage College of Osteopathic Medicine William Carey Osteopathic University
Oklahoma State University Center for Health Sciences College of Osteopathic Medicine  

International Students

International students may inquire about electives through our Office of International Medicine Programs. We have exchange contracts and/or affiliation agreements with a limited number of international medical schools. We are able to accept students from those schools only. You may review requirements and availability on the International Clinical Electives page. Inquiries for additional information regarding international clinical electives may be sent to Rick James at rjames@gwu.edu.

All Students

The application period for for academic year 2013-2014 electives is currently open. Confirmation of acceptance for an elective rotation will be sent on a rolling basis.

Additional information

Students accepted for electives are allowed a maximum of 2 four week rotations. The required application fee is $75.00 (due upon acceptance). We do not provide housing. Please bring your white coat with you as well as your school ID; we will provide ID access for the School of Medicine & Health Sciences (Ross Hall), the GW Hospital, and the Himmelfarb Library. Parking is provided on campus at a discounted rate. The metro (subway) system has a stop on the GW campus at Foggy Bottom. Access to the Health and Wellness Center is available for a monthly fee.

We look forward to hosting you for an elective rotation.