Elective Information For Non-BUSM Students

PLEASE NOTE: INTERNATIONAL MEDICAL STUDENTS MUST BE ENROLLED IN A MEDICAL SCHOOL THAT IS PART OF THE  GLOBAL HEALTH LEARNING OPPORTUNITIES (GHLO) COLLABORATIVE IN ORDER TO UNDERTAKE ELECTIVES AT BOSTON UNIVERSITY SCHOOL OF MEDICINE.  SEE THE LIST OF PARTICIPATING INSTITUTIONS TO DETERMINE IF YOUR MEDICAL SCHOOL IS PART OF GHLO.  ALL ELIGIBLE STUDENTS MUST APPLY THROUGH THE GHLO SYSTEM.    QUESTIONS MAY BE DIRECTED TO isep@bu.edu

All visiting students must have completed a criminal background check within 12 months of their requested elective start date.

Elective application process for students enrolled in LCME accredited medical schools and osteopathic medical schools:

The application process to apply for electives at Boston University School of Medicine for the academic year 2017-2018 for students enrolled in LCME accredited medical schools and osteopathic medical schools will open on the AAMC VSAS system at 5:00 p.m., May 12, 2017.   For more information on VSAS, please see www.aamc.org/vsas or contact vsas@aamc.org or call (202) 478-9878

Note: Due to the high volume of requests we cannot accept telephone or e-mail inquiries regarding the status of applications. VSAS applications will be reviewed approximately 60 days prior to the requested elective start date (application processing begins on May 19th for electives to begin on July 3, 2017) .

Students will be notified by the school via VSAS e-mail regarding application status and/or scheduling of electives.

Students enrolled in Canadian medical schools interested in elective applications for the 2017-2018 academic year should contact the Office of the Registrar for the School of Medicine after May 1, 2017.