Visiting Student Learning Opportunities (VSLO)
Visit sunny Southern California in your fourth year.
UCLA has an expansive clinical footprint spanning the greater Los Angeles area, giving you a wide spectrum of patient care learning opportunities. As a visiting student you’ll meet Angelenos, folks from around the globe, from all walks of life, and experience the diversity of the city while you are at it.
Your Virtual Tour Guides
UCLA in a Word
We asked current students to describe their experience at UCLA in one word.
Caring deeply about the people around them is a mantra for our community.
What's it Like?
Want to know what living in LA is actually like? Hear it from those who are already here.
Visiting Student Learning Opportunities (VSLO) FAQ
Students in their fourth year at a U.S. medical school. VSLO applicants must be in good academic standing and actively progressing toward a Doctor of Medicine degree at an affiliated LCME-accredited institution, or a Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine degree at an affiliated COCA-accredited AACOM Member Institution. Learn more on the US Students VLSO page.
Due to limited course availability, our international VSLO elective program is now only open to pre-selected students from schools with which we have established reciprocal exchange agreements. Thank you for your understanding.
Training Sites Situated All Over the City
As a visiting student you’ll be able to pursue your passions, get a feel for our residency program, and experience our world-class clinical sites.