Dr. Michael Gisondi has recruited another all-star cast of residency program leaders around the United States to share their sage wisdom about the Visiting Student Application Service (VSAS). This centralized process to coordinate visiting clerkship rotations first began in 2008 and now almost all medical schools participate. Because anecdotally the VSAS application process has been challenging, we gathered some experts to share their insights in a podcast.



  • Michael Gisondi, MD  (Northwestern University, Program Director)
  • Susan Stroud, MD  (University of Utah, Program Director)
  • Cullen Hegarty, MD  (Regions Medical Center/ HealthPartners, Program Director)
  • Scott Sherman, MD  (Cook County, Assistant Program Director)
  • Michelle Lin, MD  (ALiEM Editor in Chief) [/su_box]

Read more at AAMC’s VSAS website and their Frequently Asked Questions

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Michelle Lin, MD
ALiEM Founder and CEO
Professor and Digital Innovation Lab Director
Department of Emergency Medicine
University of California, San Francisco
Michelle Lin, MD


Professor of Emerg Med at UCSF-Zuckerberg SF General. ALiEM Founder @aliemteam #PostitPearls at https://t.co/50EapJORCa Bio: https://t.co/7v7cgJqNEn
Michelle Lin, MD
Michael Gisondi, MD

Michael Gisondi, MD

Associate Professor and Vice Chair of Education
Department of Emergency Medicine
Stanford University
Editor, ALiEM EM Match Advice series