Visiting Students 

We are delighted you have expressed interest or have chosen to apply for an away rotation at the University of Colorado School of Medicine! On Monday, January 25, 2021 the Coalition for Physician Accountability’s Work Group on Medical Students Moving Across Institutions for Post Graduate Training issued updated recommendations on Away Rotations for Medical Education Institutions of LCME®-Accredited, U.S. Osteopathic, and Non-U.S. Medical School Applicants. On April 14,2021, the national guidelines were updated; therefore, for the 2021-22 academic year, away rotations at CUSOM will resume no earlier than July 2021, with the following guidance:

After April 15, 2021 learners may begin applying for and scheduling in-person away rotations with a start date of July 26, 2021, or later. Our first available rotation will begin on Monday, July 26, 2021 and will be in 4 week increments with block start dates outlined below. Students are allowed only 1 rotation with our school and we will begin processing applications after May 1, 2021.

  • July 26, 2021 -  August 20, 2021
  • August 23, 2021 – Sept 17, 2021
  • September 20, 2021 – October 15, 2021
  • October 18, 2021 – November 12, 2021
  • November 15, 2021 – December 10, 2021
  • January 3, 2022 – January 28, 2022
  • January 31, 2022 – February 25, 2022
  • February 28, 2022 – March 25, 2022

VSLO can only be used by medical students from U.S. LCME accredited schools and U.S. osteopathic medical schools in their final year of Medical School. Unfortunately, we are unable to offer International Students clinical visiting rotations for the 2021-2022 Academic Year.

For more information on VSLO, please visit or contact VSLO at   

  1. A completed application must be on file no less than eight weeks prior to the course's beginning date.
  2. Immunization form must be completed, signed by your school and returned with your application. Individual health records will not be accepted.
  3. Respiratory Mask fit testing (Any type is fine - in general we use 3M N95)
  4. HIPAA training
  5. USMLE Step 1 Pass
  6. Personal health insurance
  7. BLS or ACLS certified Criminal Background Report
  8. Malpractice Insurance $1,000,000/$3,000,000
  9. In Good academic standing and in final year of study
  10. Instruction for OSHA safety measures and infection control precautions

A nonrefundable application fee of $150 for MD students is due on receipt of an offer for externship if the externship is accepted by the student. DO and International medical students are required to pay a nonrefundable fee of $4,150 on receipt of an offer and acceptance of externship. Our tuition fee is assessed to any student outside of our common accreditation body, the LCME. The LCME accredits only the schools that grant a Doctor of Medicine (M.D.) degree. Osteopathic medical schools that grant the Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine (D.O.) degree are accredited by the Commission on Osteopathic College Accreditation of the American Osteopathic Association. Some allopathic schools may enter in to separate agreements with local osteopathic schools to ensure core rotations for their students at specific clinical sites but in VSLO, for our electives, that is not the case. We don’t currently have preferential relationships with any schools. MD students are not assessed additional fees as they are able to attend reciprocal intuitions. Unfortunately, MD students are not able to rotate in clinical rotations at Osteopathic Institutions or International Institutions. Some departments have awards to help offset the cost of these fees and that information will be added in their course description. We also have the following discounts available below: 

50% discount for Colorado Residents: $2,000 per 4 week elective for Colorado Residents – (Colorado residency form required for verification). Administrative Fee Reduction for Primary Care: The CU School of Medicine Curriculum Steering Committee has approved a 75% administrative fee reduction for certain primary care electives. These are limited only to: 

  • FMMD 8002 – Family Medicine Acting Internship 
  • FMMD 8007 – Out-Patient Family Medicine 
  • MEDS 8001 – Medicine Acting Internship 
  • MEDS 8023 – Medicine Consult 
  • PEDS 8000 – Pediatric Acting Internship 
  • PEDS 8007 – Child Abuse and Neglect 
  • PHMD 8000 – Physical Medicine and Rehab

Upon completion of the course, student evaluations will be sent by the department course coordinator for the elective. If your school requires their evaluation form be used please include the form with your application material. Visiting students are also responsible for supplying a copy to the course coordinator once assigned.

We ask that you bring your home school student ID with you. A temporary student ID will be issued, which along with your home school ID will be used for identification on clinical services.

Office of Student Life Contact Information 

Mailing address: 13001 East 17th Place, Mail Stop C292, Aurora, CO  80045
Location: Building 500, First Floor, Room N1219 ​
Phone: 303-724-6407

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