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Global Health Learning Opportunities

NOTICE: Restricted Access
GHLO is merging with VSAS to become AAMC Visiting Student Learning Opportunities. To support this transition, access to the GHLO application service will be impacted:
Limited Access 
To help ensure pending applications can be processed before the transition, students are no longer able to initiate new applications.  
System Unavailable from Dec 31, 2017 to January 22, 2018
Students will be unable to access the GHLO application service beginning 11:59 a.m. US ET on December 31st. This will enable us to transfer information from GHLO to the new application service.  We encourage students to complete and submit any pending applications prior to December 31, 2017.
January 22, 2018
Students will gain access to Visiting Student Learning Opportunities.  Learn more about this transition.
If you have any questions, please email


Medical students in white lab coatsGHLO® is an international program of the Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC), comprised of a network of collaborating institutions in over 43 countries, with nearly 2,000 clinical, public health and research opportunities. GHLO facilitates global mobility for final year medical and public health students pursuing electives outside their home countries.

The AAMC recognizes that with ever-increasing globalization in medicine there is growing interest on the part of medical students and medical schools to incorporate international electives into their educational curriculum. Cross-border exchanges in the health professions enable students to work with different patient populations, develop cross-cultural understanding, and learn about health systems and approaches to wellness and illness in other nations. we are committed to shaping a global healthcare workforce.

Welcome to the GHLO Application Service!

GHLO uses a Web-based platform that enables students to search and apply for electives, institutions to endorse student applications and track progress, and to manage the elective selection and evaluation processes.

Medical university administratorsSearch and Apply for Electives

As a final year medical student currently attending a GHLO participating institution, you will have the opportunity to search and apply for electives at institutions in the GHLO Collaborative. Based on your preferences, you can search for clinical, research, or public health opportunities. Additionally, there will be various ways for you to refine your search criteria.

How Do I Gain Access to the GHLO Application Service?

Student Users: If you are a final year medical student from a GHLO institution, you will need to gain access to the GHLO Application Service from your GHLO Home Administrator. Visit your institution’s international office, or dean’s office, to identify your GHLO Home Administrator who will provide you specific information on how to gain access to the GHLO Application Service. 
If you are unable to identify your GHLO Home Administrator, please email

Institution Users: The GHLO Headquarters must create a user account for you before you can use the GHLO Application Service. If you have not received an email with the account instructions, please contact


Doctor practicing with a medical deviceNeed Help?

Please review the Frequently Asked Questions on our website for a quick solution.
Students: Please e-mail or call 1-(202)-683-4678
Institutions: Please e-mail or call 1-(202)-683-4678

Working Days and Hours: 

Monday-Friday 9:00 am – 5:00 pm (US EST) 
To find out what day/time this is in your city, go to the Time and Date Converter. 

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Learn more about Global Health Learning Opportunities