Georgetown University School of Medicine uses the Visiting Student Application Service (VSAS) for visiting student fourth year elective applications. Electives are offered to 4th year medical students, students enrolled in U.S. LCME-accredited institutions and osteopathic students.

Please do not call to inquire about the status of your application. Contacting the Office of Medical Education will not expedite the processing of your application. All visiting students will be notified by the Office of Medical Education through VSAS (Visiting Student Application Service) as to his/her application status. If you have specific questions that are not in regards to your application status please direct your inquiries to the Office of Medical Education (202) 687-1004.

Important Information for Visiting Students  (2017-2018 Academic Year)


We will being processing applications on May 22nd, 2017. Please do not call or e-mail regarding the status of your application. Once the placement of our students is complete, we begin notifying visiting students of application decisions on a block-by-block basis, starting on June 5th.

If you are placed in an elective, you will be notified via email.


Georgetown University School of Medicine has opened up a special block for Visiting Students seeking to take Emergency Medicine (EMED 442) during June 2017. The official block dates are Monday, June 5th through Sunday, July 2nd, 2017. GUSOM will begin accepting applications through VSAS for EMED 442 ONLY starting April 17th. We will begin notifying students of their acceptance May 1.

 For accepted students ONLY

If you choose to accept an offer, you are required to submit the following items to secure your place in the elective.:

  • Letter from your primary physician stating that you are in good health and free from communicable disease.
  • Proof of N95 mask fit test
  • Proof of seasonal flu shot in Fall 2016
  • $100 processing fee. Please use the electronic payment form using this link.

Documentation should be uploaded to VSAS but the payment form must be submitted via fax (202-333-0763) or check via mail only.

Georgetown University does NOT offer housing or parking assistance for visiting students. The AAMC suggests for housing.

Important Links

To begin your VSAS application, click on the following link:

For problems with your VSAS account, please contact

How to Report Misconduct as a Visiting Student

Needlestick Injury Notice: If you are involved in a needlestick injury while rotating at Georgetown University Hospital, you will need to go to the Emergency Room for immediate care. 

**If follow-up care is required, you will need to call the Division of Infectious Diseases at Georgetown University Hospital at 202.444.0086 and schedule a follow-up care appointment.

** Please note: You or your home institution is responsible for all costs associated with any needlestick injuries.  Georgetown University School of Medicine and Georgetown University Hospital is not responsible for the cost of care for any needlestick injuries.