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Visiting Students for Academic Year 2014 - 2015


University of Colorado School of Medicine will be using VSAS, the Visiting Student Application Service, to receive visiting student applications for the 2014-2015 academic year. Available electives and dates will be available on VSAS on January 31, 2014. Applications may be submitted through VSAS starting on March 3, 2014. To apply to our school, please complete and send us a VSAS application for your preferred electives and dates. VSAS can only be used by medical students from U.S. LCME accredited schools and US Osteopathic medical schools.  We will only accept application from these school via VSAS.

International applicants will continue to apply via paper and the application paperwork is available on this web page. 

For more information on VSAS, please visit www.aamc.org/vsas or contact VSAS at vsas@aamc.org.  If you are from an Allopathic or Osteopathic school, please stop using this web page at this point and see directions and requirements as published on VSAS.

Requirements

A completed application must be on file no less than six weeks prior to the course's beginning date. A nonrefundable application fee of $150 is due on receipt of an offer for externship.  Initial applications will be processed when received, however, actual course assignments will not be made until all required documents are complete and have been received by the visiting student coordinator. Students will be notified of a decision as soon as processing is completed, but no less than five weeks prior to the first day of the elective. Students will be notified of acceptance via e-mail only.

The University of Colorado School of Medicine, requires a minimum of $1,000,000 per occurrence and $3,000,000 in aggregate medical malpractice coverage. There will be no exceptions to the amount and coverage is not available through the University of Colorado. Please note that we do not participate in malpractice short-term affiliation agreements.

Students applying for a visiting student elective are required to pass a background check which includes criteria set by the University of Colorado School of Medicine. The background check must be done by the home school or by the University of Colorado School of Medicine. If the University of Colorado School of Medicine does the background check, the student must complete a consent and release form and pay a one-time non-refundable fee.

Students must be certified in BLS (Basic Life Support) or ACLS (Advanced Cardiac Life Support).

HIPAA training - students are required to complete the Veterans' Health Affairs (VHA) Privacy Policy training. Go to the website attached to this link to complete the training. When you have completely the Privacy Policy Training Document, print out and sign the certificate on page 42 (last page) of the training document and submit with your application. No other HIPAA training is accepted.

An official transcript or written verification from your school official stating the final grade received in the third-year core courses must accompany your application.

The University of Colorado Denver School of Medicine immunization form must be completed, signed by your school and returned with your application. Individual health records will not be accepted.

Other Key Information
Students are required to submit a current photograph which will be used for identification purposes only. This can be a small photo attached to your application or a digital photo emailed to the Visiting Student Coordinator at Sean.Spellman@ucdenver.edu.

Personal health insurance coverage is required. The University of Colorado is not liable for personal health issues.

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. As well as supply a copy to your course coordinator once assigned.

On campus housing is not available. please visit the rotating room web site for housing rental information (http://www.ucdenver.edu/life/services/student-assistance/housing/Pages/ShortTermHousing.aspx).  We do not provide pagers or parking permits to visiting students.

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.