Visiting Student Learning Opportunities


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 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 many rotations can I request?

UF College of Medicine allows each visiting student up to 8 weeks of rotation. Rotations range from 2 – 4 weeks depending on the specialty.

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.

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).

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 VSLO. • Immunization Form for Visiting Students • UF Health Patient Security & Confidentiality • Shands Patient Records Request • Liability Confirmation Form • Affidavit

Is there a Mistreatment Policy?

The University of Florida College of Medicine is committed to treating all members of the college community fairly with regard to both personal and professional concerns. The student mistreatment policy ensures that concerns are promptly dealt with and resolutions reached in a fair and just manner. The College’s procedures enable students to bring problems to the attention of the College of Medicine administration in a timely manner. The College forbids any retaliatory action against students who present grievances in good faith.

The following documents should be completed and uploaded to VSLO:

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