Visiting Student Learning Opportunities

FAQs

Can I participate in rotations at UF College of Medicine?

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.

How do I apply?

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.

How much does it cost?

Students from Liaison Committee on Medical Education (LCME) accredited institutions will be responsible for the $40 application fee for up to three applications submitted (to any institution; in the U.S. or Global network) and $15 for each additional application. Application fees are per elective regardless of requested dates for that elective. 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.

Are there any additional requirements?

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 drug screen. At least two 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. • Immunization Form for Visiting Students • UF Health Patient Security & Confidentiality • Shands Patient Records Request • Liability Confirmation Form • Affidavit

Does the College of Medicine offer housing?

The UF College of Medicine dos not offer student housing. You will need to make your own housing arrangements for the duration of your stay. Short-term apartment rentals will vary from $600 to $1200 per month, depending upon amenities and proximity to the University.

How can I get to campus?

Gainesville has a regional bus transit system, RTS, that students can ride for free with a Gator1 ID. Our city and University are also very friendly to pedestrians and cyclists. However, it will definitely be to your advantage to have a rental or personal vehicle so that you can move about more easily within the community and visit surrounding attractions.

How many rotations can I request?

UF College of Medicine allows each visiting student up to eight-weeks of rotation. Rotations range from two-to-four weeks depending on the specialty.

Is there a dress code?

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).

A hard copy of our Mandatory Immunization form

A signed copy of our UF Health Patient Security & Confidentiality

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 HIPPA Instructions

A signed copy of the online UF Patient Confidentiality form. Please complete the form.

A signed copy of the UF Health Patient Records Request (Signature, printed name, and date)

A Liability Confirmation form completed by your home school official

A notarized Affidavit

VSLO 2020-2021 Catalog


Other Relevant Links

Class of 2021 Rotation Dates: Senior Curriculum Calendar 2021

VSAS Handout: VSAS Student Handout

VSAS PresentationVSAS Student Presentation

EPIC Training Video

Disclaimer: The images on this page were taken prior to the national guidelines of face coverings and social distancing.