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 2020/2021 academic year must contact:
International Students – Gainesville Campus:
If you are applying for a rotation at the Gainesville Campus, please contact the student coordinator: There will be a weekly rotation fee of $900 and application processing fee of $30.00. Payment for the rotation must be made no later than 7 days prior to the start date for which you are approved.
International Students-Jacksonville Campus:
If you are applying for a rotation at the Jacksonville location, the following is contact information for the student coordinator: Dani Brown; phone (904)244-5128; fax (904)244-4771. More information can be found on the Jacksonville Campus Homepage.
Allopathic and Osteopathic medical students requesting 4th year rotations at the University of Florida College of Medicine Jacksonville and Gainesville campuses for the 2020/2021 academic year must apply through VSAS/VSLO.
VSAS/VSLO Gainesville Campus Contact:
If you are applying for a rotation at the Gainesville Campus, the following is contact information for the student coordinator: Beth Griffis; phone (352) 273-8581; fax (352) 273-7536.
Thank you for your interest in the University of Florida. At this time, we will start accepting outside US students as of August 30, 2020. The student must be able to provide proof that their school does not offer the course requested to take at UF. Your school must Email Beth Griffis or add this verification to VSAS.
To apply for a rotation, submit your application and supporting documents via the VSAS/VSLO program. Please note that documentation of successful completion of a background check and drug screen must be received before your application can be processed.
There will be a weekly rotation fee of $900 and application processing fee of $30.00 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/VSLO 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/VSLO.
- A hard copy of our Immunization Form for Visiting Students
- 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-2018
- A signed copy of the online UF Patient Confidentiality form. Please complete the form.
- A signed copy of the Shands Patient Records Request (Signature, printed name, and date)
- A Liability Confirmation Form completed by your home school official
- A notarized 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 ($20.00) and parking decal ($35.00 per month).
Other Relevant Links
Class of 2021 Rotation Dates: Senior Curriculum Calendar 2021
VSAS Handout: VSAS Student Handout
VSAS Presentation: VSAS Student Presentation