How to Apply FOR A MEDICAL STUDENT ROTATION

UPDATED 02/22/22:

Thank you for your interest in the Emergency Medicine Clerkship at the University of South Carolina School of Medicine Columbia/ Prisma Health Richland. We understand that COVID-19 continues to impact medical student clerkships nationwide even as we approach the 2022-2023 academic year.

At this time, The UofSC School of Medicine Columbia and Prisma Health Richland will accept applications for visiting students in accordance with the AAMC/COPA recommendations. Updated FAQs for the 2022-2023 academic year can be found HERE. At this time, there are no restrictions for away student rotations with our program and we encourage students to follow advice of their institutions regarding applying for away rotations.

The updated catalog of rotations will be available for viewing in VSLO/VSAS on March 15, 2022. Applications will be accepted and reviewed beginning April 15, 2022. We will process applications and make offers on a rolling basis throughout April and May.

We will provide students with an EM program SLOE in time for inclusion in their ERAS application.

Offers will be made and must be accepted via VSAS/VSLO. 

Rotation Dates for 2022-2023 Academic Year:

Block 1: July 5- July 29, 2022

Block 2: August 1- August 26, 2022

Block 3: August 29- September 23, 2022

Block 4: September 26- October 21, 2022

Block 5: October 24- November 18, 2022

Block 6: November 21- December 16, 2022

*Wilderness Medicine will only be offered during block 4. Please only apply for the 9/26/22-10/21/22 rotation dates for WM as other rotation dates are not available and will not be accepted. 

Students interested in the Emergency Medicine, Pediatric Emergency Medicine, Emergency Ultrasound, Wilderness Medicine, and Simulation Medicine rotations may apply with our emergency department by using the VSLO/ Visiting Student Application Service (VSAS).  The host institution is the University of South Carolina School of Medicine- Columbia. You may also directly contact our Program Administrator, Sherry Allen, by e-mail at sherry.allen@prismahealth.org or call her at 803-434-3790 for assistance.

VSLO/VSAS Course Listings:

SURG D627: Emergency Medicine (Core AI rotation)

PEDI D637: Pediatric Emergency Medicine

SURG D646: Wilderness and Environmental Medicine 

SURG D649: Emergency Medicine Ultrasound

We require the following information to be submitted via VSLO/VSAS to consider your application for a rotation in our department:

  • Current transcript from your medical school
  • Copy of your USMLE and/or COMLEX transcripts
  • Current Curriculum Vitae (CV)
  • Immunization records demonstrating all institutionally required vaccinations, including COVID-19

Applications for other rotations are reviewed separately as rotations in Pediatric Emergency Medicine, EM Clinical Ultrasound, and Simulation Medicine are offered year round based on availability. The Wilderness Medicine rotation is offered only in Block 4, with applications generally due at least 30-days prior to the start date of the rotation. Please contact our department with any questions.