Undergraduate Medical Education
Doctor of Medicine (M.D.)
COVID-19 Visiting Student Guidance
Given the rapidly changing nature of the current COVID crisis, away electives may be canceled based on current conditions at LSOM, in San Antonio, and in Bexar County, or at the visiting student’s originating locality. These cancellations will be based on prevailing university guidelines, municipal regulations, and state mandates. A student entering the state from another may be required to quarantine for two weeks.
The Long School of Medicine (LSOM) accepts visiting students to complete fourth year elective rotations in San Antonio. Generally, these rotations are four weeks in length and are considered advanced electives. The Long School of Medicine is currently not accepting students from Non-Accredited (LCME or COCA) medical schools or International Medical Schools.
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|Visiting Student Block Schedule (AY 22-23)|
|Block 10||Mar 27 - Apr 21 (2023)|
|Block 11||Apr 24 - May 19 (2023)|
|Block 12||May 22 - Jun 16 (2023)|
|Visiting Student Block Schedule (AY 23-24)|
|Block 1||Jul 3 - July 28 (2023)|
|Block 2||July 31 - Aug 25 (2023)|
|Block 3||Aug 28 - Sept 22 (2023)|
|Block 4||Sept 25 - Oct 20 (2023)|
|Block 5||Oct 23 - Nov 17 (2023)|
|Block 6||Nov 20 - Dec 15 (2023)|
|Block 7||Jan 1 - Jan 26 (2024)|
|Block 8||Jan 29 - Feb 23 (2024)|
|Block 9||Feb 26 - Mar 22(2024)|
|Block 10||Mar 25 - Apr 19 (2024)|
|Block 11||Apr 22 - May 17 (2024)|
|Block 12||May 20 - Jun 14 (2024)|
Policies & Procedures
LSOM Office for Undergraduate Medical Education will review visiting student applications through VSLO and forward only those that meet stated qualifications to clinical departments for academic review and processing. Communication about acceptance and additional details will come from the department where the elective is being offered. Department selections should be finalized four weeks prior to the start of an elective.
Students must complete proper immunizations prior to arrival at UT Health San Antonio - the AAMC Standardized Form can be used.
Students from LCME accredited medical schools
Students attending schools accredited by the Liaison Committee on Medical Education (LCME) should apply through the AAMC Visiting Student Learning Opportunities (VSLO) program.
- Log into VSLO
- Search for Electives through VSLO
- Use Institution Filter: UT Sch of Medicine San Antonio
Students from non-LCME accredited schools OR international schools
The Long School of Medicine is not accepting students from Non-LCME Accredited or International Medical Schools for academic year 2023-2024. Should this change, information will be updated on this site.
Helpful links and services you might need during your elective in San Antonio: