VSAS Applicants

We appreciate your interest in our senior student electives at Cedars-Sinai. To be considered, applicants must submit all required and supplemental documentation along with their application. It is also necessary that applicants have completed all of the required clerkships and be in their final year by the time they are planning to enroll in the elective. Full application instructions are available on VSAS.

General Information

Notification and Acceptance Process

Student coordinators will contact the student applicant with an elective offer. The applicant must respond to accept the offer and submit an online payment of $75 within three days from the time the offer was made  in order for enrollment to actually take place.

Processing Fee

$75 per elective  


Students will receive a PayPal invoice from MedStudentElectives@cshs.org.  

Cancellations and Refunds

The elective fee is nonrefundable or transferable to another elective.  

Course Catalog

Visiting students will be considered for senior clinical electives only. Core clinical clerkships are not available to visiting students.


Visiting students should upload their home school's evaluation to VSAS or bring a copy with them for completion by the elective sponsor.


All correspondence with Cedars-Sinai regarding the status of your elective request and inquiries regarding availability of a specific elective will be addressed by the Student Program Coordinator in the service you are applying.


Parking fee is $20 for the term of the elective. Students will need to pay this fee directly to the Parking Office on their first day of rotation.


Visiting students are responsible for securing their own housing.  

See a partial list of hotels near Cedars-Sinai. Alternatively, students may contact Cedars-Sinai's Work & Life Matters at 310-423-6447 for an appointment to discuss their temporary housing needs and for referrals.


We hope to accommodate your needs in pursuing a clinical elective at Cedars-Sinai. For general questions, please contact the academic program coordinator in Academic Human Resources.