Site visit applications should be submitted at least 13-14 months in advance of your preferred site visit date.
Please note: We are currently accepting site visit applications for 2025. We are no longer accepting applications for 2023 and 2024.
New centers will be scheduled based on capacity.
As a reminder, trauma centers that received a 1-year verification extension (COVID-19 extension) should submit their application based on the new expiration date.
Level I Trauma Centers, please see the Orthopaedic Trauma Leader (OTL) section about additional documentation needed.
In addition to completing the site visit application, all Level I Trauma Centers must also complete the OTL form and return it to the VRC office with a copy of the OTL's curriculum vitae.
Access to the online hospital Pre-Review Questionnaire (PRQ) will be provided upon receipt of the application. The PRQ must be marked "complete" 45 calendar days prior to the confirmed visit dates.
We will do our best to schedule your visit according to your preferred start date. If the preferred date is not possible, the VRC office will contact the trauma program manager to find an alternative. Visit dates may be confirmed up to 90 days prior to the dates requested on the application. If you need to change your requested visit dates prior to the visit being confirmed, please contact the VRC office as soon as possible. Change requests will be considered as availability permits.
Site visits canceled or rescheduled within 90 days of the scheduled visit date will forfeit an annual or site visit fee to cover processing and scheduling costs.