The Texas A&M College of Medicine uses the Visiting Student Application Service (VSAS), to receive visiting student applications for the new academic year. Applications may be submitted through VSAS starting on April 2012.

We do not accept students from international colleges and medical schools.

1. Electives are designed as two- or four-week modules. No one-week electives will be scheduled. However, electives of varying lengths are allowed in accordance with the requirements of the student's own school, if this is approved by the Texas A&M University College of Medicine elective administrator and the student affairs dean.

2. The College of Medicine fourth-year academic calendar indicates the standard dates for electives. All electives start on a Monday.

3. Elective opportunities are limited to students enrolled in Liaison on Committee on Medical Education (LCME ) or American Osteopathic Association accredited schools only.

4. Certain elective opportunities are limited to College of Medicine students as indicated on the elective description.

5. All scheduling of electives is managed by the Office of Student Affairs and all communications should be through that office.

6. Students should review the information contained herein for the specific requirements of certain electives and should provide such information before arriving in Temple.

7. Professional liability coverage of $25,000/$75,000 must be in effect before a student can be scheduled for an elective.

8. Each student is required to have a health insurance plan that will cover health related expenses which may occur while in Temple.

9. Visiting students to the Temple campus will be required to have a drug screen.

Suggested Minimum Requirements for Health Insurance

Benefits Coverage
Overall Lifetime Minimum (For you and each dependent) * $1,000,000 for all causes
* $25,000 for mental, psychoneurotic, personality disorders and chemical dependency.
Hospital Bills All Customary hospital services and supplies - 70%
* Maximum deductible of $500
Clinical Bills * All customary clinic services, supplies and Physician fees - 70%
* Maximum annual deductible $1,000 per person
Other Services * Minimum 70% coverage
Diagnostic x-ray, radiotherapy and lab tests * All customary clinic services, supplies and Physician fees - 70%
Rehab services including physical/speech/occupational therapy, Home health cared and Lab tests. * Maximum annual deductible $1,000 per person
* Minimum 70% coverage

Limited affordable housing is available to extramural students. Further information and an application for housing will be sent to the student after elective approval. Housing is no longer provided on the Temple campus. Visiting students need to make their own arrangements. A list of rental opportunities will be provided on request.

Elective scheduling procedure:

1. Texas A&M College of Medicine uses the Visiting Student Application Service (VSAS), to receive visiting student applications. To apply to our school complete and send a VSAS application for your preferred electives and dates. For more information on VSAS, visit the AAMC website or email VSAS. For more information on our visiting student electives, contact the Office of Student Affairs, 254-724-0246 (Temple campus) or 979-845-1574 (Bryan campus). Students will be notified of the status of their application by the Office of Student Affairs.

2. Elective scheduling for students from the College of Medicine is completed in the spring before proceeding with scheduling of electives for visiting students. Applications for visiting students will not be accepted before April.

3. The following documents are required, failure to provide will delay the processing of your application:

  • Texas A&M College of Medicine Immunization Form
  • Transcript
  • Picture
  • COMLEX or USMLE Step 1 and Step 2CK (if available)
  • Curriculum vitae
  • Verification of cleared criminal background check

4. Visiting students may schedule electives for a period of eight weeks. Up to 20 weeks may be taken with the approval of the Office of Student Affairs provided that monitoring of the first eight weeks yields successful results.