Application Process

The University of Kentucky College of Medicine uses the AAMC Visiting Student Learning Opportunities (VSLO) program Visiting Student Application Service (VSAS), to receive visiting student applications. 

The course catalog for 2018-2019 is available in VSAS. Applications may be submitted through VSAS starting on March 1.  However, applications will not be processed until April 15 with the exception of the following specialties: Urology, Plastics, ENT, Ophthomology, Neurosurgery, Orthopaedic Surgery, and Radiation Oncology. These specialites only will begin processing applications on March 1.

To apply to our school, please complete a VSAS application for your preferred electives and dates.  For more information, visit the VSAS website. Do not submit an application until it is complete. Incomplete applications will be denied. 

Click here for an eligibility and required documents list. If the requirements indicate that you must upload a document, you must do so, even if the item is verified by your registrar in VSAS. The University of Kentucky College of Medicine must also have an affiliation agreement with your school that allows students from your school to do clinical rotations at UK College of Medicine. Once you apply, we will begin the process of establishing an affiliation agreement with your school.  If the agreement is not finalized by the time of your rotation, your rotation will be cancelled.

In addition to the information about the University of Kentucky in VSAS, please be aware of the following requirements:

  • Do not contact any faculty or clinical department prior to your acceptance for a rotation. Doing so is considered a professionalism breach and may disqualify you from doing rotations at UK. For courses that require faculty permission for all students, the required application materials provide faculty with what they need to make placements. There is no need to contact them directly.  Simply upload any documentation requested in the course description.

  • If you are accepted for a visiting student rotation, you will need to pay a one-time $75 placement fee regardless of how many rotations you are doing. When you accept our offer of a rotation, go to UK’s Visiting Medical Student Authorize.Net page to pay your non-refundable $75.00.
  • If you are accepted for a visiting student rotation and decide not to accept it or to withdraw from it, you must withdraw via VSAS at least one month prior to the start of the rotation. Failure to provide notification of withdrawal from an approved rotation will be reported to the dean of your medical school.

  • If accepted for a rotation, you will be informed of the time and place for your orientation. You must complete this orientation before you can begin any part of the rotation. Failure to do so may result in cancellation of your rotation. If you are given conflicting instructions by faculty or staff, contact Amber Wilson immediately.

  • If you are searching for housing, please visit rotatingroom.com. This link is a housing website for visiting students.

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