Visiting Students for Academic Year 2020-2021

University of Colorado School of Medicine uses VSAS, the Visiting Student Application Service, to receive visiting student applications for the 2020-2021 academic year. 

We are delighted you have expressed interest or have chosen to apply for an away rotation at the University of Colorado School of Medicine! Due to abundance of caution during the COVID-19 Pandemic, we have made the very difficult decision to suspend all Visiting Student rotations for the 20-21 Academic Year following the recommendations set forth by our leading national entities.

VSAS can only be used by medical students from U.S. LCME accredited schools and U.S. osteopathic medical schools. International applicants may apply via hard copy and the application paperwork is available on this web page. 

For more information on VSAS, please visit or contact VSAS 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.  DO and International medical students are required to pay a nonrefundable fee of $4,150 on receipt of an offer for externship. 

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