Visiting Student Learning Opportunities (VSLO)


The AAMC Visiting Student Learning Opportunities (VSLO) program merged two existing visiting student programs: The Visiting Student Application Service (VSAS®) program that focused exclusively on U.S. domestic away electives and the Global Health Learning Opportunities (GHLO®) program that facilitated international mobility into the United States, from the United States to electives abroad, and from one non-U.S. location to another. 


The VSLO program aspires to build a community of institutions that employ unified policies and practices that do not burden students or institutions with redundant requirements. As such, the program is continually balancing and streamlining the application process while supporting institution-specific processes.


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


By utilizing VSLO, students will have access to search and apply for clinical clerkship electives (‘away electives’) to satisfy the credit requirements of OMS III and OMS IV of the Osteopathic Medicine program. Note: VSLO charges a per-elective application fee.