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Procedures For Visiting Students from a Non-LCME “International” accredited medical school:

Students from a Non-LCME “International” accredited medical school requesting 4th year rotations at the University of Florida College of Medicine in Gainesville for the 2015/2016 academic year must contact:

Jacksonville Campus Contact: If you are applying for a rotation at the Jacksonville location, the following is contact information for the student coordinator: Name = Dani Brown; Dani.brown@jax.ufl.edu; phone (904)244-5128; fax (904)244-4771.  The URL for the Jacksonville campus home page is: http://hscj.ufl.edu/ugme/.

Gainesville Campus Contact: If you are applying for a rotation at the Gainesville Campus, the following is contact information for the student coordinator: Name = Rita Singletary; ritaford@ufl.edu; phone (352)273-7977; fax (352) 273-7536.

 

Allopathic and Osteopathic medical students requesting 4th year rotations at the University of Florida College of Medicine Jacksonville and Gainesville campuses for the 2015/2016 academic year must apply through VSAS.  Following is the URL: https://services.aamc.org/20/vsas/

Jacksonville Campus Contact: If you are applying for a rotation at the Jacksonville location, the following is contact information for the student coordinator: Name = Dani Brown; Dani.brown@jax.ufl.edu; phone (904)244-5128; fax (904)244-4771.  The URL for the Jacksonville campus home page is: http://hscj.ufl.edu/ugme/.

Gainesville Campus Contact: If you are applying for a rotation at the Gainesville Campus, the following is contact information for the student coordinator: Name = Beth Magyari; magyarbj@ufl.edu; phone (352) 273-8581; fax (352) 273-7536.   Following is a PDF which includes the current descriptions of 4th year courses:

4th Year Course Descriptions: 4th-year-catalog-16-17

To apply for a rotation, submit your application and supporting documents via the VSAS program.  Please note that documentation of successful completion of a background check and drug screen must be received before your application can be processed.

Effective August 1, 2012, there will be a weekly rotation fee of $800 for students from Osteopathic schools outside of the state of Florida and international medical schools. Payment for the rotation must be made no later than 7 days prior to the start date for which you are approved.  You will receive an email providing the link for payment at the time your application is approved in the VSAS program.

A visiting student may not displace a University of Florida student from any elective. For this reason, no visiting student will be accepted for an elective at the University of Florida until Florida students have confirmed their senior schedules. This process should be completed by mid-May.

The University of Florida College of Medicine does not offer housing for visiting students. However, a list of area housing opportunities will be distributed.

To participate as a visiting student, you must be a fourth year student in good standing. In addition, you must have the permission of your academic dean to take an extramural course outside the institution in which you are enrolled. You must be covered by malpractice insurance, have personal health insurance, be current with your required immunizations, have completed local/state, and national criminal background checks, and passed an official random urine drug test.

At least 2 weeks prior to beginning a rotation at the University of Florida College of Medicine, visiting students must complete and submit the following documentation via VSAS.

  1. A hard copy of our Immunization Form for Visiting Students: extern-immunization-form
  2. A hard copy of the Certificate of Completion for the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) online training certificate. Please complete the HIPAA General Awareness via the following instructions: gatorlink-hipaa-instructions-2015
  3. A signed copy of the online UF Patient Confidentiality form. Please complete the form via this link: Patient Confidentiality Form
  4. A signed copy of the Shands Patient Records Request (Signature, printed name, and date): RequestForPatientRecordsShands
  5. A Liability Confirmation Form completed by your home school official Liability-confirmation-statement
  6. A notarized Affidavit Affidavit

Students participating in clinical rotations must wear proper business attire, white laboratory coats, and their home school identification badge plus a Gator All-In-One ID badge.  On the first day of the rotation, the Senior Electives Coordinator will provide documentation that will enable visiting students to purchase the All-In-One ID badge ($17.00) and parking decal ($35.00 per month).

Other Relevant Links

Class of 2016 Rotation Dates: 2015- 2016 Calendar

VSAS Handout: VSAS Student Handout

VSAS Presentation: VSAS Student Presentation

EPIC Tutorial Video: http://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/1625393/COM_downloads/EpicTutorialVideo_cmp.mp4