How to apply for pediatric subspecialty elective or sub-internship

We welcome 4th year medical students who are currently enrolled and in good academic standing at an LCME-accredited medical school or participating COCA-accredited AACOM member college

Akron Children's Hospital uses the Visiting Student Application Service (VSAS) to receive 4th year medical student applications. Applications may be submitted through VSAS starting May 1. 

VSAS is only available to students enrolled in a U.S. LCME-accredited school or a VSAS-participating COCA-accredited AACOM member college. Students must have completed all core (3rd year) clerkships before the start of any 4th year rotation at Akron Children’s Hospital.

For more information on VSAS, visit, or contact or 202-478-9878. 

To complete your application and schedule a rotation, you must upload the following through VSAS:

A letter from your Dean certifying that you are a 4th year medical student in good academic standing attesting that you have done/received the following:

The following should also be uploaded into VSAS:

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