Visiting Student Application Service

Logging in for the First Time?

Before you can log into VSAS, your home school or medical institution must grant you access. You will receive a "VSAS: New User Instructions" email containing login instructions once you have been granted access.

Students who have not yet been granted access should contact the office or person who assists with 4th year scheduling regarding VSAS access.

About VSAS

The Visiting Student Application Service (VSAS) is an AAMC application designed to make it easier for medical students to apply for senior electives at U.S. medical schools and teaching hospitals. Please visit our VSAS website for detailed information and resources.

Do I need to use VSAS?

Students will use VSAS only if enrolled at a U.S. LCME-accredited medical school or participating COCA-accredited AACOM member school and applying for senior away electives at any VSAS host institutions.

If not applying to one of these institutions, please review the Extramural Electives Compendium (EEC) for visiting student application information.

International students may also review information about the Global Health Learning Opportunities (GHLO) service.


Contact VSAS Help Desk: Contact us by e-mail ( or phone (202-478-9878) Monday - Friday, 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. ET

FAQs: Review our frequently asked questions !

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