South Alabama students have first priority in selecting elective rotations. Because of the timing of preparing the schedules of our own students, we will begin to take action on applications from extramural students for an upcoming year around the first of April. Ultimate approval to study at South Alabama rests with the Office of the Associate Dean for Medical Education & Student Affairs in consultation with the department in which a student requests to study.
NOTE: Visiting medical students from foreign & Caribbean medical schools are not accepted for audition electives; however, these students can apply for departmental interviews through ERAS.
The University of South Alabama College of Medicine is enrolled in the AAMC Visiting Student Application Service (VSAS). All applications may be submitted through VSAS. To apply to our institution, please complete and send an application for your preferred Audition Elective at the following link: www.aamc.org/vsas
Feel free to look over the VSAS information website at the following link: https://students-residents.aamc.org/attending-medical-school/electives-and-make-courses/applying-away-electives-vsas/
Some of our departments have USMLE step 1 and COMLEX level 1 score minimum requirements to be able to apply for their audition elective/s. This information will be posted in VSAS under the department comments section.
M4 students that are from U.S. accredited Allopathic or Osteopathic medical schools that have passed USMLE Step 1 or COMLEX Level 1 are eligible to apply. Approved visiting medical students must not dilute the educational experience of our residents or current medical students, so approval is contingent upon availability of blocks and slots in our M4 courses. Course block dates and availability are limited.
Visiting M4 Students must have the USA Immunization Form complete and uploaded into VSAS along with other required documents listed on our VSAS homepage.
Please be advised: The prospective visitor must make his or her own arrangements for housing and transportation. Public transportation in Mobile is very limited. An automobile is a necessity. The University of South Alabama has been added to the search site Rotating Room. RotatingRoom.com is a sublet website created by medical students for medical students. Used by dozens of medical schools, hundreds of hospitals, and thousands of students around the country.
Evaluation/ Grade Forms: Visiting Students are responsible to bring their school's evaluation/grade form with them and give it to the course director/preceptor to complete BEFORE the last day of the rotation. USA College of Medicine Medical Education & Student Affairs office does not assume any responsibility for any evaluation/grade forms for visiting medical students. The University of South Alabama College of Medicine reserves the right to cancel the rotation/s for any visiting student giving them notice by email at least 30 days in advance.
For more information, please contact the Visiting Student Coordinator at: M4VS@southalabama.edu
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