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Site Visit Application

Please note: We are currently accepting site visit applications to be scheduled starting in November 2018. (We are no longer accepting applications for 2017–October 2018.) For those trauma centers expiring prior to November 2018, exceptions may be made provided that capacity is not overwhelmed.

Applying for a Site Visit

Access the Site Visit application

Centers must return completed site visit application 13–14 months in advance of preferred timeframe. Level I Trauma Centers, please see Orthopaedic Trauma Leader (OTL) section about additional documentation needed.

Download the OTL Form for CD 9-5

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.

Please e-mail completed applications to

Following Your Application Submission

Access to the online hospital Pre-Review Questionnaire (PRQ) will be provided upon receipt of the application. The PRQ must be marked “complete” 30 calendar days prior to the confirmed visit dates.

During the completion of the PRQ, the program office will initiate contact with the trauma program manager. All visits unless otherwise noted, will be scheduled during the timeframe noted. Visit dates may be confirmed up to 120 days prior to the timeframe noted on the application. Any changes to the scheduling timeframe to a later timeframe will be acceptable only if the quota for the month has not been achieved otherwise it will be scheduled at the next available timeframe as published on the website.

Cancellation Policy

Site visits cancelled or rescheduled within 60 days of the scheduled visit date will forfeit an annual fee to cover processing and scheduling costs.


If you have any questions or comments concerning the application process, contact the Verification, Review, & Consultation Program office at 312-202-5134 or

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