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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 (CMSRU). We welcome you to apply for a visiting rotation with us to expand your learning experiences but do not guarantee an invitation for a residency interview based upon acceptance and/or completion of a visiting rotation.

Cooper Medical School of Rowan University uses the Visiting Student Learning Opportunities Program (VSLO) 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 begins April 1, 2024, and acceptance begins May 24, 2024. Please view our catalog of elective offerings and block schedule via VSLO for available electives and rotation dates.

VSLO Application Requirements:

  1. Application
  2. Photograph
  3. CV
  4. Transcript
  5. Visiting Student Attestation Form
  6. AAMC Standardized Immunization Form and applicable supporting documentation
  7. Federal/National Background Check (dated January 1, 2024 or newer)
  8. Home Institution Verification:
    1. Confirmation of current BLS
    2. Current Medical Liability and/or Malpractice Insurance - Aggregate 3 million, Per Instance 1 million
    3. Confirmation student passed USMLE Step 1 or COMLEX-USA Level 1
    4. Confirmation of good Academic Standing
    5. Confirmation of OSHA, mask fit test, and HIPAA
    6. Completion of 3rd year core clerkships/required rotations
  9. Fourth-year Student Acknowledgement
  10. Copy of Current/Valid BLS
  11. Proof of COVID vaccination

Please complete the following:

  1. Infectious and Environmental Hazards, Needlesticks and Bloodborne Pathogens Exposure Policy (please read)
  2. Visiting Student Information Letter (please read)
  3. Technical Standards Policy (please read)
  4. Professional Appearance Policy (please read)
  5. Student Mistreatment Policy (please read)
  6. Policy and Procedure for Reporting Mistreatment (please read)
  7. Visiting Student Attestation Form
  8. AAMC Standardized Immunization Form
  9. 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 upload a copy of the results to your VSLO application.


  • Post-decision requirements and other applicable application materials must be submitted no later than two weeks from date of conditional offer.
  • Processing fee must be received no later than six weeks prior to the start of the rotation.

Policy Notes:

  • Pre-Clinical and 3rd Year students are not eligible to apply for enrollment.
  • Electives are only offered to 4th year medical students enrolled in a U.S. or Canadian LCME or COCA accredited medical school.
  • All courses close 5 weeks (35 days) prior to the start of the Elective, including Elective withdraws and changes. No applicants will be accepted into Electives after this time.
  • Acceptance into most electives is based on a first come basis, confirmation that all requirements have been met and receipt of all required forms.
  • No visiting student may take more than one elective per specialty.
  • Two and one-half days per elective rotation are allowable excused absences.
  • Housing is not provided by CMSRU (students should search the AAMC rotating room list: for information about temporary housing and sublets).
  • Students must adhere to the rotation dates offered through VSLO. Alternate date requests will not be accepted.


  • There is a processing fee of $75. Checks or money orders are to be made out to Rowan University and mailed to: Visiting Students; CMSRU; 401 South Broadway; Camden, NJ 08103

For additional information about the Visiting Student Learning Opportunities Program (VSLO) or problems with your VSLO account, contact the AAMC at: or via phone: (202) 478-9878.