Academic and Clinical Skills Symposium (ACSS)

Application information

Limited space
Registration: October 3 - Oct 25, 2022

There is no application for ACSS but there is a registration in the fall for attendees. Registration is by invitation only; check with your adviser to see if your school is a partner.


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Eligibility requirements

ACSS was designed to increase the number of persons underrepresented in medicine and/or from disadvantaged backgrounds entering health professions. Students must receive an invitation from the VCU School of Medicine in order to register and it is open to college freshmen, sophomores, juniors, seniors and graduates who are interested in applying to a medical health professional school or program.

Program description

ACSS is a one-day symposium for students interested in pursuing medicine. Participants receive insight into the clinical side of health careers through hands-on demonstrations in basic clinical skills. Participants are able to choose three clinical sessions to attend during the afternoon portion of the symposium. ACSS participants also receive the information necessary to become competitive professional school applicants.

This year's program will be in person  and commitment to full attendance is required to participate.


November 5, 2022 9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.


McGlothlin Medical Education Center

Contact information

VCU School of Medicine Office of Student Outreach at (804) 828-9630 or