University of Vermont

College of Medicine

Medical Student Education

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Information for Visiting Students

The UVM College of Medicine offers a limited number of electives to students from LCME-accredited schools (U.S. and Canadian) in their final year of medical school, provided that they have completed one year of core clinical rotations and meet our requirements for admission.

Visiting students may apply for a maximum of 2 calendar months of electives at the College of Medicine.

Please see information below regarding our application requirements and procedures:

  • Students from U.S. LCME-accredited schools
  • Students from Canadian LCME-accredited schools


  • Please note: The UVM College of Medicine does not offer electives to students from Caribbean/off-shore medical schools, osteopathic schools, or international medical schools, regardless of their affiliation. There are no exceptions to this policy.

    Students from U.S. LCME-accredited schools

    Visiting students may apply for a maximum of 2 calendar months of electives at the College of Medicine.

    The UVM College of Medicine uses the Visiting Student Application Service (VSAS*), to receive visiting student applications. Applicants must complete and submit a VSAS application for their preferred electives and dates.

    For more information on VSAS, please visit www.aamc.org/vsas or contact VSAS at vsas@aamc.org or 202.478.9878.

    For more information on our visiting student electives, please contact Visiting Student Electives Coordinator Emma Faustner, at 802.656.8975 or Emma.Faustner@med.uvm.edu.

    *Please note that VSAS can only be used by students from U.S. LCME-accredited schools. Students from Canadian LCME schools must apply by following our alternate application process.

    We do not accept visiting students for March or April of any year.

    Students from Canadian LCME-accredited schools

    The University of Vermont College of Medicine offers a limited number of electives to students from Canadian LCME-accredited medical schools, provided they have finished at least one year of clinical work (Family Medicine, Internal Medicine, Neurology, OB/GYN, Pediatrics, Psychiatry, and Surgery).

    Please note: The UVM College of Medicine does not offer electives to students from Caribbean/off-shore medical schools, osteopathic schools, or international medical schools, regardless of their affiliation. There are no exceptions to this policy.

    How to Apply

    Visiting students may apply for a maximum of 2 calendar months of electives at the College of Medicine.

    The Visiting Student Application (pdf) package, including all supporting information, is available in pdf format.

    Please read all material carefully and fill out the application and immunization form* completely before submitting your application. Please submit all materials together in one package. Incomplete applications will be returned. Materials must be mailed; faxed or emailed applications will not be accepted.

    Please note that we do not hold spots for visiting students in advance of receiving a completed application package.

    Your application packet must include the following:

    • Completed application form(s)
    • Completed immunization form*
    • Proof of personal health insurance
    • Proof of malpractice/liability coverage
    • Application fee(s) - USD check or money order made payable to University of Vermont
    • Personal photo
    • Evaluation form if required
    • HIPAA compliance confirmation**
    • Copy of CV (please include dates and number of weeks of core clerkships)
    • Copy of your medical school transcript
    • A copy of your USMLE Step 1 score report, or a letter from your school certifying your score

    *Please fill out the UVM College of Medicine immunization form and have it signed by your health care provider. Immunization attachments and lab reports will not be accepted in place of our immunization form. Include additional information only when necessary or requested by the Student Affairs Office.

    **HIPAA Compliance:

    All students taking electives at the University of Vermont College of Medicine/Fletcher Allen Health Care must complete HIPAA (Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996) training. Many visiting students will already have completed HIPAA training, sometimes several times. If you have completed training within a year of the start date of the elective, you may forward, with your application, a photocopy of your completion certificate or a letter (on institutional letterhead) from your Dean or HIPAA administrator stating that you are HIPAA compliant. This information will be kept in your file and a copy will be forwarded to the Risk Management Department at Fletcher Allen Health Care. All other students will be required to complete a short, web-based HIPAA tutorial upon arriving for the elective.

    Deadlines:

    The visiting elective year at UVM College of Medicine is May 1 to February 28. Visiting students are not accepted for March or April of any year. Complete applications for electives must be received at least 2 months prior to the elective start date. Applications for AIs should be received at least 3 to 4 months prior to the elective start date to facilitate the creation of call schedules. Last minute applications will not be accepted and will be returned.

    Electives at the College of Medicine are scheduled for the calendar month. For ease of scheduling, visiting students are encouraged to conform to this schedule. Acting Internships begin on the first day of the month. This schedule can not be altered.

    If you have questions about information that is not covered here please contact the Visiting Student Electives Coordinator Emma Faustner, at 802.656.8975 or Emma.Faustner@med.uvm.edu.

    Last modified April 10 2014 11:31 AM