2023-2024 Academic Year – January 2023
The Spencer Fox Eccles School of Medicine (SFESOM) at the University of Utah will adhere to the Coalition for Physician Accountability's recommendations in the 2023-2024 Academic Year. Visiting students are welcome to complete up to 8 weeks of clinical rotations and an unlimited number of virtual courses. The SFESOM charges an application processing fee in the amount of $125 for MD Students and $295 for DO Students for each offer accepted/course taken. (MD application processing fees are subsidized as part of the relationship we have with other allopathic medical schools who offer learning experiences during the MD students’ third- and fourth-years, which explains why you will note a difference in the application fee of $295 for DO students.) The application processing fee is charged for each offer accepted/course taken and it is non-refundable.
The SFESOM will open its 2023-2024 Academic Year Course Catalog in VSLO and begin accepting applications for visiting students in VSLO on or after April 10, 2023, when our students have their schedules for the academic year.
Start Dates for the 2023-2024 Academic Year (4-week rotations)
Fall Block Spring Block
Visiting Student Senior Electives
The Spencer Fox Eccles School of Medicine at the University of Utah offers senior electives to students, space permitting, that are in good academic standing. Each approved student must be taking the requested elective for credit, have adequate professional liability insurance coverage, health insurance coverage, all required immunizations*, current ACLS/BLS certification, and satisfactorily passed a current Criminal Background Check and Drug Screen.
A listing of the SFESOM's electives can be found via the VSAS' Elective Search and filtering for the SFESOM and specialty.
*Students are required to provide proof they are fully vaccinated--2 initial doses of Pfizer or Moderna or 1 initial dose of Johnson & Johnson PLUS a booster dose--against the COVID-19 virus. No exemptions will be accepted.
Students From LCME or AOA Medical Schools
Students receiving an MD degree must come from a school accredited by the Liaison Committee on Medical Education (LCME).
Students receiving a DO degree must come from a school accredited by the American Osteopathic Association's Commission on Osteopathic College Accreditation (COCA). DO students are not accepted into all rotations. It is the responsibility of the DO student to ensure the rotation they request will accept DO students.
Students from Foreign/Non-Affiliated Medical Schools
The Spencer Fox Eccles School of Medicine does not accept students who are attending a medical school outside of the United States that do not have a current affiliation agreement. For more information, see Global Health Education Program.
Students must satisfactorily complete ALL required third-year clerkship rotations (General Internal Medicine, Surgery, Pediatrics, Psychiatry, Family Medicine, and OB/Gyn Core Clerkships) prior to attending a fourth-year elective. Third-year core clinical rotations are not available to visiting students.
Application must be submitted via VSLO
A limited number of electives may be requested on one application. If a student requests a rotation change after they have been assigned a rotation, the student must cancel their original application and submit a new application. Due to limited space and availability of rotations, a change of rotation may not always be possible.
All applications must be received at least 45 days prior to the start of the requested rotation.
Applications will be processed as quickly as possible. However, if you do need to consult with us regarding your application, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
A non-refundable application processing fee—in the amount of $125 for MD Students and $295 for DO Students for each course taken—will be charged after the student accepts an offer to rotate at the Spencer Fox Eccles School of Medicine (SFESOM). The difference in the application processing fee for DO students is the result of MD student processing fees are subsidized as part of the relationship the SFESOM has with other allopathic medical schools who offer learning experiences during the MD students’ third- and fourth-years.
The non-refundable application processing fee must be received, through our secure e-commerce site, within five (5) business days of accepting the offer to rotate. Students who do not submit the required non-refundable processing fee within five (5) business days will have their registration revoked.
At the end of the elective period, it will be the visiting student's responsibility to obtain his/her evaluation of performance/grade from the department faculty. If your medical school requires the evaluation to be on your school's evaluation form, be sure the evaluation form is sent with your application. If an evaluation from your school is not sent with the application, your evaluation will be completed on a Spencer Fox Eccles School of Medicine Evaluation form.
Questions, Concerns and Comments
Please submit your questions, comments and concerns regarding our institutional requirements and/or the VSLO application to email@example.com.
All information contained in this document is subject to change without notice.