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Visiting Students

Thank you for your interest in applying for a clinical elective as a 4th year visiting student at Cooper Medical School of Rowan University.

Cooper Medical School of Rowan University uses the Visiting Student Application System (VSAS) for all visiting student 4th year senior elective applications. Electives are only offered to 4th year medical students enrolled in a U.S. or Canadian LCME-accredited medical school or a school of osteopathic medicine accredited by the COCA.

Application submission and acceptance begins April 1, 2017. Please view the CMSRU Elective Catalog and the CMSRU Block Schedule for available electives and rotation dates. All visiting students will be notified through VSAS of the status of their application.

VSAS Application Requirements:

  1. Application
  2. Photograph
  3. CV
  4. Transcript

Please complete the following:

  1. Visiting Student Information Letter (please read)
  2. Technical Standards Policy (please read)
  3. Professional Appearance Policy (please read)
  4. Visiting Student Attestation Form
  5. AAMC Standardized Immunization Form
  6. Criminal Background Check

Criminal Background Checks will be completed directly through Certiphi (Certiphi website information will be updated). You will be billed directly for this service. If a Criminal Background Check has been completed by your school within one (1) year of the current academic term, you may have a copy of the form with the results forwarded to CMSRU.


Policy Notes:


CMSRU Links:

For additional information about the Visiting Student Application System or problems with your VSAS account, contact VSAS at: or via phone: (202) 478-9878.