Visiting Student Learning Opportunities


The VSLO program aspires to build a community of residency programs that use a common scheduling and creditialing platform for students to request residency-based elective rotations during their fourth year.


Students will be granted access to VSLO during their third year of study (OMS II). Students will receive an email invite from the Office of Clinical Education once eligibility has been confirmed from the Office of the Registrar and the AAMC has been notified. 


By utilizing VSLO, students will have access to search and apply for clinical clerkship electives at participating residency programs in disciplines of the student’s choosing.  Note: VSLO charges a per-elective application fee. 

Students are required to complete/upload many documents related to elective applications. The Office of the Registrar is able to upload certain documents including, but not limited to:

  • Official transcript
  • Letters of Verification

The Department of Clinical Education can provide the following documents:

  • Letters of Recommendation
  • Liability insurance documentation
  • Credentialing documentation

Students should also obtain a professional headshot, such as the white coat photo provided by RVU at the beginning of Year One.  These photos are available for download on the MyVista Student Portal.