Visiting Students

Overview

The Long School of Medicine (LSOM) accepts students to complete fourth year elective rotations in San Antonio. Generally, these rotations are four weeks in length and are considered advanced electives.  

Applications for the upcoming academic year open on May 1st.

Policies & Procedures

The Long School of Medicine’s academic calendar is comprised of 12 periods, each lasting four weeks. A list of these time periods can be found here.

Students intending to complete electives at the Long School of Medicine should apply through the appropriate channel, as indicated in the Application Process below.

Initial applications are approved through the Office of Undergraduate Medical Education prior to being forwarded to individual departments for processing. Once candidates are screened for appropriate credentials and pre-requisites, department staff select students to participate in their desired elective based on availability. Communication about acceptance and additional details will come from the department where the elective is being offered.

Department selections should be finalized four weeks prior to the start of an elective.

Students must complete proper immunizations prior to arrival at UT Health San Antonio. A copy of the Immunization Form is found here. The AAMC Standardized Form can be accepted in place of the UT Health form.

Resources

Helpful links and services you might need during your elective in San Antonio.

Student Health & Wellness Center

Needlestick Policy

Student Mistreatment Policy

UT Health SA Institutional Policies

Contact Us

If you have any questions about applying for an elective, contact us at medstudentaffairs@uthscsa.edu or 210-567-0558.

Application Process

Students from
LCME accredited medical schools

Students attending schools accredited by the Liaison Committee on Medical Education (LCME) should apply through the AAMC Visiting Student Learning Opportunities (VSLO) program.

Visiting Student Learning Opportunities (VSLO) website

Log into VSLO

Students from
non-LCME accredited schools OR international schools

Students attending schools not accredited by the LCME and students from international medical schools must complete a paper application.  Students are advised to carefully review application instructions.