Programs Prior to Medical School
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Beginning with the 2010-2011 Academic Year, Robert Wood Johnson Medical School has been using VSLO, the Visiting Student Learning Opportunities program, to receive visiting student applications.
To apply, please complete the VSLO application process for your preferred electives & dates. For more information on our visiting student electives, please contact:
Robert Wood Johnson Medical School
Office of the Registrar
675 Hoes Lane, Room TC-111
Piscataway, New Jersey 08854-5635
Students must be enrolled at a U.S. LCME-accredited medical school or a participating COCA accredited AACOM member college and are applying for senior (4th year) away electives. Please note that pre-clinical and 3rd year medical students are not eligible to apply for enrollment. Thoroughly review the application requirements below and complete the appropriate forms. Once completed, you will need to upload them onto your VSLO application as we will not be able to do this for you. ALL correspondence for visiting students is via EMAIL. No phone calls will be accepted unless returning a call from the Registrar's Office.
Key items to consider when applying to Rutgers RWJMS:
NOTE: Once an elective is offered and accepted, there is a non-refundable $75.00 processing fee due for each elective you have accepted. Please make the check payable to "Rutgers RWJMS" and send it to the address listed for the Contact Person. If payment is not received within 2 weeks from the date of acceptance, you will be withdrawn from the elective.
ALL DOCUMENTS MUST BE UPLOADED THROUGH VSLO AS WE WILL NOT BE ACCEPTING AND FORMS VIA MAIL OR FAX.
In addition to completing the tasks above, please note that RWJMS requires visiting students to have the following:
Please note: Pre-Clinical and 3rd-year students are not eligible to apply for enrollment
Acceptance into an elective is based upon receipt of the properly completed application forms. If you wish to apply for more than one elective, please use one application form per elective. You do not need to fill out duplicates of the other forms. Use RWJMS course numbers to identify the electives you choose.
The elective catalog is available here. You must follow our elective block rotation dates. In addition, no visiting student may accumulate more than 16 weeks of electives.
|Block 1||07/05/22 – 07/29/22|
|Block 2||08/01/22 – 08/26/22|
|Block 3||08/29/22 – 09/23/22|
|Block 4||09/26/22 – 10/21/22|
|Block 5||10/24/22 – 11/18/22|
|Block 6||11/18/22 – 12/16/22|
|Vacation||12/19/22 – 12/30/22|
|Block 7||01/02/23 – 01/27/23|
|Block 8||01/30/23 – 02/24/23|
|Block 9||02/27/23 – 03/24/23|
|Block 10||03/27/23 – 04/21/23|
ALL correspondence for Visiting Students is via EMAIL. No phone calls will be accepted unless returning a call from the Registrar's Office.
For more information on VSAS, please visit the VSAS Home Page, contact VSAS at email address: firstname.lastname@example.org, or via phone number: (202) 478-9878.
VSLO is not currently available for international students or students enrolled at Canadian medical schools to use. For additional information, we refer you to our Global Health Office where they can inform you about our current opportunities. Please contact the office of Global Health at email@example.com. The requests can be addressed to Dr. Angela Gitau or Ms. Christina Rozario.
Although we do not accept International Students for our established clerkships & electives, our Office of Global Health offers an "International Experiences" program to our MOU partners. These are typically a 4-week, structured rotation supervised by Global Health Faculty.