Has the VSAS program been discussed at your guys's schools? Is anyone concerned or upset as I am? I understand that the program right now is limited but I can really see it growing in the future as the idea of a central application system is a good one. Here's the letter that was sent to us explaining the situation: Dear Osteopathic Medical Students: The American Association of Medical Colleges (AAMC) has started a centralized application service for fourth year rotations outside of a students home institution. The Visiting Student Application Service (VSAS) was launched in April 2008 at 10 U.S. Liaison Committee for Medical Education (LCME) accredited host schools, and is expanding. However, the current VSAS program restricts eligibility to students enrolled at U.S. LCME-accredited schools. Therefore, osteopathic medical students applying for senior electives cannot apply through the centralized application service and are requested to utilize either the Extramural Electives Compendium (EEC), or to individually contact the program of interest for information and to request elective rotations. The American Association of Colleges of Osteopathic Medicine (AACOM) and the American Osteopathic Association (AOA) remain committed to providing the best opportunities for osteopathic medical students. We are actively in discussion with the AAMC to expand this service to include osteopathic medical students. During the interim, we are requesting all students with personal experiences or problems to contact us directly. These stories will show the impact of this restriction, and help us to advocate for change. The point of contact at AACOM is Tyler Cymet, D.O. ([email protected]). Thank you for your time. ____ I am not being alarmist, as long as the AACOM is allowed in the ground floor all will be well, but action must be taken and quickly.