INFORMATION FOR VISITING STUDENTS

VISITING STUDENTS MAY APPLY FOR ELECTIVE ROTATIONS VIA THE VSAS SYSTEM BEGINNING MAY 1ST.

USCSOM will accept visiting medical students for extramural fourth year electives from any United States or Canadian medical school fully accredited by the Liaison Committee on Medical Education (LCME) of the Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC) and the American Medical Association (AMA) or by the American Osteopathic Association (AOA).Third year electives are not available for visiting students. A visiting student must be currently enrolled and in good academic standing as a candidate for the M.D. or D.O. degree at his/her home school and have completed all required clerkships at the home school prior to initiating elective work at USCSM. Electives are of four weeks duration. Visiting students are scheduled on a space-available basis. A maximum of two four-week electives may be scheduled. Students are not required to pay tuition. After a rotation has been offered and accepted, a non-refundable processing fee of one hundred and fifty dollars ($150) per elective is due as confirmation.  Visiting students are required to provide a criminal background report and malpractice liability insurance.

Visiting students are responsible for their own personal health care costs and must provide current documentation of immunization status. Students are also responsible for securing their own housing. Upon request, students will be provided a list of area hotels that may have vacancies during the year..

USCSM M-IV ELECTIVES

Visiting students interested in taking a fourth-year elective at USCSOM should contact Ms. Austina Wolverton, Office of Admissions and Enrollment Services, School of Medicine, University of South Carolina, Columbia, SC 29208, (803) 216-3625 or log onto VSAS.

Applications will be processed after May 1st of the applicant's third year of medical school and no later than four weeks prior to the elective's starting date. The applicant will be notified as soon as departmental approval or disapproval has been received by the Visiting Student Coordinator. Students who are unable to attend an approved elective are responsible for notifying the USCSM Office of Admissions and Enrollment Services of cancellation as soon as possible.

GREENVILLE ELECTIVES

Visiting students interested in taking a fourth year electives in Greenville should contact the Office of Student Services at the Greenville Hospital System by phone at: (864) 455-5494.

SCAHEC ELECTIVES

Any visiting student interested in an elective offered by the South Carolina Area Health Education Consortium (SCAHEC) should contact the SCAHEC office directly: Ms. Kristin Cochran, Student Coordinator, SCAHEC, Medical University of South Carolina,171 Ashley Avenue, Charleston, SC 29425, (843) 792-6977.