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Welcome to Saint Louis University
School of Medicine
Visiting Medical Student Elective Program
Applicants must be in their final year of medical school at a U.S. or Canadian medical school that is accredited by the Liaison Committee on Medical Education (LCME) or Osteopathic medical school (AOA accredited). Students must have successfully completed all preclinical training, basic core clerkships (Internal Medicine, Neurology, Pediatrics, Psychiatry, Obstetrics and Gynecology, and Surgery), and all portions of the clinical training prerequisites required for the elective for which the application is being processed. Acceptance will be contingent upon the applicant having achieved adequate grades in basic science and core clinical courses equivalent to Saint Louis University courses. Adequacy and equivalency shall be determined by Saint Louis University School of Medicine. Visiting students are eligible for clinical Year 4 electives only.
Applications that are incomplete or have not met the eligibility requirements will not be processed.
USMLE Step 1 Score Report
All applicants are required to upload a copy of the USMLE Step 1 Score Report to VSAS.
Please upload into VSAS verification of a nine panel drug urinalysis to the supplemental documents sections.
Criminal Background Checks
If your school cannot verify completion of a criminal background check, then a new background check will be required.
Personal Health Insurance
Evidence of health insurance (both hospitalization and major medical coverage) during the proposed elective period is a mandatory portion of the application documentation. This coverage is not offered or provided through Saint Louis University. If you do not have health insurance, you must purchase it, and provide proof of coverage, prior to the approval of your application.
Professional Liability Coverage
Evidence of professional liability insurance ($3,000,000) must be provided by the student's home institution or purchased directly by the student. This coverage is not offered or provided through Saint Louis University. If your home institution is not providing professional liability insurance, you must purchase it, and provide proof of coverage, prior to the approval of your application.
Verification of Good Academic Standing
The student must have verification that they are in good academic standing at their school and are authorized to take the chosen elective for the time period designated on the application form.
Duration of Electives
Visiting Medical Students may apply for electives in three week blocks as listed in the Phase 3 (Year 4) Instructional Periods, but the total time may not exceed twelve weeks. Electives must be scheduled in three week blocks (e.g. three-weeks, six-weeks, nine- weeks, etc.) Exceptions are not permitted.
At the present time, no application fees are required.
Saint Louis University School of Medicine will be using VSAS, the Visiting Student Application Service, to receive visiting student applications. Applications may be submitted through VSAS starting on May 1st, with approvals issued in June. To apply to our institution, please complete and send us a VSAS application for your preferred electives and dates. For more information on VSAS, please visit www.aamc.org/vsas or contact VSAS at email@example.com or (202) 478-9878.
Notice: Processing of requests from visiting students will begin after June 1 prior to the start of the next academic year. Applications should not be submitted until May 1 for the next academic year which runs from July to June.
Bloodborn Pathogen Exposure Procedures
If you sustain a needlestick, puncture wound, blood, or body substance exposure, take the following steps:
- Wash the affected area with soap and water (if a mucous membrane exposure, flush with water) immediately.
If the incident occurs at:
- SLU Hospital during business hours, report immediately to SLU Employee Health
- SLU Hospital outside of regular business hours, report immediately to the SLU ER and then follow up with SLU Employee Health on the next business day. NOTE: This may incur a charge to your personal health insurance.
- An affiliated hospital, report immediately to that hospital's ER, report it to Employee Health at the affiliated hospital, and then follow up with SLU Employee Health on the next business day. NOTE: This may incur a charge to your personal health insurance.
- A community preceptor site, report it immediately to the preceptor and report immediately to SLU Employee Health.
Exposure requires filing a Report of Injury with SLU Employee Health and with the Office of Student Affairs in the School of Medicine.
SLU Employee Health, 3635 Vista Ave., Suite 116
Hours 0730-1100; 1300-1500 (Monday -Friday, excluding holidays)
Housing information: Rotating Room Overview-1.pdf
For our complete course catalog click below:
Course Catalog (OASIS): https://oasis.slu.edu/public/courses/
Should you need additional information, please contact Laura Willingham at (314) 977-4158 or by email at mailto: firstname.lastname@example.org.