Information for Visiting Students

 The University of Missouri-Columbia, School of Medicine wil be following the recommendations of the Coalition for Physician Accountability Council. We will be accepting visiting students this coming AY 2021-2022.  Students will be limited to 1, four-week elective rotation.  We will start accepting applications on April 15th and will start notifying students after May 3rd. Clincial rotations will start after August 1, 2021

for  VSLO formerly VSAS Applicants:

  • Instructions for Human Resources Document
  • AAMC Standardized immunization form
  • Access and Confidentiality Agreement
  • HR Form
  • Fourth-year rotation applications for the 2021-2022 academic year will only be accepted from students enrolled at U.S. LCME and U.S. COCA Medical Schools (in their senior year) on a space-available basis starting April 15, 2021.  After May 1st, we will begin looking at and accepting applications and make offers for available fourth-year rotations. PLEASE NOTE: A minimum of 4 weeks and a maximum of 4 weeks of elective course work is allowed.

    Because of limited space, the University of Missouri only accepts visiting students from U.S. Accredited LCME and COCA medical schools. International student applications are not accepted at this time and no exceptions are made. We do not accept visiting students in required third-year clerkships.  Students must have completed the third year core clerkships before their visiting rotation begins. 

    Students must also follow our block schedule dates.  We will be unable to accommodate variable start and end dates for a rotation.  No exceptions are made.  Block dates can be found on the left of this screen.  We do not provide student housing.

    Additional requirements were enacted by University Hospital and HR--including mandatory background checks and a 7 panel drug screen.  ALL 5 background checks are required; as well as the 7 panel drug screen and all other immunizations listed on the AAMC Standardized Immunization form. The forms required can be downloaded from our web page https://ome.som.missouri.edu/SRC/Modules/Site/VisitingStudents.aspx. We cannot accept the actual documentation—we require the University of Missouri, Mandatory Human Resources form, AAMC Standardized Immunization form, the Access and Confidentiality form and the last page of the HR Instructor and Student Orientation Manual to be uploaded to VSLO(VSAS). Please do not upload the results of the background checks.  Your school will have to verify and sign the forms as the authorized representative.  Students are responsible for completing the applications and mailing or faxing  them to the appropriate agencies.  For the Caregiver Background Screen, your school will be the requester and your school’s address needs to be in Block III.  Do not put our School of Medicine or HR as the requestor.  It will not reach us.  In section A, check 3-4.  Once your school has verified and signed the HR Background form you will load the three required forms into VSLO(VSAS) through the requirements screen. Again the 
    four forms required are the Mandatory HR Background form, the AAMC Standardized Immunization form, the Access and Confidentiality form and the last page of the Orientation Manual.

    If you rotate Oct. 1 - April 30 a new flu shot will be required once it is available in the fall.  Your application will remain "conditional" until our immunization form has been updated (reflecting the new flu shot date), signed, and re-uploaded into VSLO(VSAS).  Your application will be denied if this is not done.

    The University of Missouri-Columbia will be using VSLO, the Visiting Student Learning Opportunities Program, to receive all visiting student applications. Applications will be accepted through VSLO starting on April 15, 2021. To apply to our school, complete an application on VSLO for your preferred electives and dates. Incomplete applications WILL NOT be accepted and processed.  For more information on VSLO, please visit aamc.org/visiting-students or contact VSAS at vsas@aamc.org or (202) 478-9878.

    All requested documentation will be required at time of submission: AAMC Standardized Immunization form, the Mandatory HR form, Access & Confidentiality Agreement, Last page of Orientation Manual,  proof of BLS or ACLS certification, passing of Step/Comlex, adequate malpractice insurance, transcript, CV, and photo.

    Again, you must be a student at an LCME (US accredited) or COCA (US accredited) school in order to apply.  We do not accept applications from international medical schools.  If you have general application questions contact Naomi Tucker at tuckern@health.missouri.edu.  She is unable to answer questions regarding block availability and how long the process will take; or the status of your application. Applications are reviewed by each department and they will determine the status of your application based on faculty and staff availability. The departmental student coordinator will contact you once a decision has been made.  Each department maintains its own course rosters.  Contact information for student coordinators can be found by clicking on the student coordinator link on the left side of this screen.