Emory University School of Medicine – Department of Medicine Virtual Visiting Clerkship Program

The Council on Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion of the Emory University Department of Medicine invites medical students from groups underrepresented in medicine, including but not limited to underrepresented minorities and individuals from disadvantaged backgrounds to apply for our Emory University Department of Medicine #RYSE Virtual Visiting Clerkship Program. This clerkship, which specifically targets students who intend to apply to and pursue a career in Internal Medicine (or an IM subspecialty), exposes students to a thriving academic medical center and careers in Medicine. Accepted students will receive:

  • A resident mentor
  • Exposure to educational activities at Emory in the Department of Medicine
  • Virtual exposure to clinical sites at Emory
  • An opportunity to meet with residency leaders in the J. Willis Hurst Internal Medicine Residency
  • A stipend in the amount of $250 will be given upon successful completion of the virtual experience.

For more information and to apply, click here.

Sidney Kimmel Medical College – Radiation Oncology Externship

The Carl M. Mansfield, MD Externship is to encourage those underrepresented in medicine to consider Radiation Oncology as a field of specialty.

Dr. Mansfield started his career at Howard University and Medical School and became a beloved physician and educator. He was a trailblazer in the field of Radiation Oncology best known for his innovative treatments of breast cancer. Dr. Mansfield had a great desire to ensure that students were aware of what they could accomplish in the medical field and allowed students to work with him and others towards this goal.

Studies show that patients are more likely to participate in their own healthcare and in clinical trials if they are approached by a healthcare provider who is of their own race or ethnicity. If Jefferson truly wants to move the needle on health equity in Philadelphia—a city that is incredibly diverse and where, notably, 42% of the population is Black or African American— it is vital that we also increase the numbers of underrepresented minority trainees with the opportunity and support they need to pursue exposure to the field of radiation oncology.

In the interest of supporting the next generation of leaders in Radiation Oncology, The Philadelphia Collaborative for Health Equity is partnering with the Department of Radiation Oncology to support medical students in good standing to spend 4 or 8 weeks with the Department of Radiation Oncology. Students will meet with departmental leaders and members of the Collaborative during their rotation to craft a meaningful externship experience. Students rotating for 8 weeks will be expected to work on a project with a mentor and present their work or an interesting topic related to the field at the conclusion of their experience. The externship will support the stipends as listed below.

Eligible students: Designed for medical students considered underrepresented in medicine (UIM).
Summer externship is offered prior to the start of the 1st year, 2nd, 3rd year or as a rotation during 4th year of medical school.

4 week stipend $2500
8 week stipend $5000
Application deadline: June 10, 2022
If a medical school rotation during the 4th year is requested the application deadline does not apply.

Contact information:

Lydia Komarnicky, MD
Professor and Program Director, Radiation Oncology Program
Medical Student Clerkship Director

Application for Carl M Mansfield, MD Externship in Radiation Oncology

Kirk Kerkorian School of Medicine – Visiting Clerkship Program in General Surgery for Students Underrepresented in Medicine

This 4-week visiting surgical clerkship program is offered in late summer/fall.
Subinternship opportunities in surgical oncology, general surgery, surgical critical care,
minimally invasive surgery, colorectal surgery, and trauma at the only level 1 trauma center in Nevada. The student will attend surgery resident didactics, quality improvement conference, and grand rounds. The student will be assigned a mentor to help navigate the rotation and will have the opportunity to meet with the residency program director for assistance in preparing for the recruitment and interview season.

Who should apply?

  • Fourth –year medical students in good academic standing from any accredited U.S. medical school
  • Belong to a group that is recognized as underrepresented in the health professions including African American, American Indian, Alaska Native, Hispanic/Latino, and/or Pacific Islander AND/OR be the 1st generation in family to attend a four-year college

Program Highlights

  • Paring with a faculty mentor
  • Career counseling from the General Surgery Residency Program Director, Dr. Joseph Carroll
  • Stipend of $2000 to help defray the cost of travel, housing, and food

For more information and to apply, click here.

Eastern Virginia Medical School – Otolaryngology Away Rotation Grant for Underrepresented Minority Medical Students

$1,500 stipend to support 4th year visiting students seeking July-Sept 2022 “away rotation” (sub/acting-internship) in otolaryngology

Details: This rotation offers an orientation to otolaryngology for the future surgeon.  An emphasis will be placed on medical and surgical aspects of diseases of the head and neck with the development of specific surgical skills related to these diseases.  The course will be divided between operating room experiences and office otolaryngology.

Supervision/mentorship will be weekly with a URM faculty member from the Department of Otolaryngology.  They will also receive mentorship from the EVMS Office of Diversity and Inclusion.  At the end of the rotation, the student will have a formal interview with the Program Director, Vice-Chairman and Department Chair.

Eligibility:  The student must be in good academic standing and enrolled in their fourth or final year at an accredited MD or DO degree program during their elective rotation at EVMS.  Underrepresented minority is defined by the AMA and AAMC as “those racial and ethnic populations that are underrepresented in the medical profession relative to their numbers in the general population.”

Formal application will be conducted through VSAS
Application requirements include: 1. Personal statement regarding your contribution to diversity (less than 750 words), 2. Curriculum vitae, 3. One letter of recommendation from dean or faculty member.

To Apply: Contact Kelly Sylvester, MMHPE, C-TAGME
Email: SylvesKS@evms.edu
Phone: 757.388.6229

Prisma Health-University of South Carolina Family Medicine – Diversity in Medicine Visiting Student Clerkship

The Prisma Health-University of South Carolina Department of Family Medicine is offering a 4-week visiting clerkship/award from November to January to full-time fourth year medical students in good standing at accredited U.S. medical schools. These four weeks will consist of inpatient and outpatient experiences, along with community experiences that may include working with non-profits, schools, or community health navigators. Competitive applicants will have demonstrated personal experience or interest in diversity, health disparities, or serving underrepresented populations. The program will provide a stipend of $750 to each award recipient. Housing options will be provided. All welcome to apply. Preference for the rotation are students of a racial or ethnic minority that is underrepresented in medicine: Black/African American, Latino, Native American/Alaskan, Pacific Islander, Filipino, Hmong, or Vietnamese.

The Prisma Health-University of South Carolina Department of Family Medicine is home to our family medicine residency program, where we have graduated over 300 family physicians that have gone on to serve the greater community. With our practice located in the heart of the city, we are minutes way from
the Columbia Fireflies stadium, the Vista, the Congaree River, and the Riverbanks Zoo.

For more information and to apply, click here.

Yale School of Medicine

Yale School of Medicine recognizes and values the contributions made by those of diverse backgrounds to the field of medicine. The Yale Urology Sub-Internship Scholarship is available to all who meet the eligibility criteria below. We strongly encourage those with backgrounds that are under-represented in medicine to apply. For the academic year 2022, scholarships in the amount of $1,500 are available and will help to off-set the cost of visiting student application fees, travel, and lodging.


  • Visiting students must be a qualified 3rd or 4th year medical student
  • Students must have completed all core clinical clerkships before beginning the clinical
  • Must be in good academic standing at a U.S. LCME accredited allopathic institution or
    participating COCA accredited AACOM member listed in VSAS
  • US citizens attending international medical schools are not eligible for visiting clinical
    electives at Yale
  • International students will be asked to complete an essay and provide additional letters
    of recommendation to be eligible

For more information and to apply, click here.

Maine Medical Center – Diversity Scholarship Award Program

The Department of Medical Education developed the Diversity Scholarship Award Program to help advance MaineHealth’s mission to actively pursue, and welcome a wide range of perspectives and backgrounds. We believe with this program, we will improve the academic environment, drive innovation, and attract leadership – ultimately, enhancing our ability to train future medical providers to provide high quality, socially responsible, and equitable care to all patients and their families.

MMC’s Department of Medical Education offers eight $500 scholarship awards per academic year for those applying to advanced electives with identities and backgrounds that are considered underrepresented in medicine. The AAMC has previously defined underrepresented in medicine as “those racial and ethnic populations that are underrepresented in the medical profession relative to their numbers in the general population.” The Department of Medical Education endeavors to define diversity broadly. Other examples may include differently abled, economically disadvantaged, or LGBTQ+ students.

This scholarship award may be applied towards travel, housing, and incidental expenses related to a month long visiting rotation.

View the program overview to find out if you are eligible and to learn more about the application process.

Tufts University School of Medicine – Department of Medicine Visiting Clerkship Program for Students Underrepresented in Medicine

The Visiting Clerkship Program for Students Underrepresented in Medicine is an opportunity for fourth year medical students to explore Internal Medicine rotations at Tufts Medical Center in a number of medical subspecialties. The clerkship includes both acting internship and elective experiences in our prestigious residency program. Students will learn first-hand what it is like to be a resident at our institution and be paired with a faculty mentor. Students will also meet with the residency Program Director to aid in their recruitment and preparation for the interview season.

Program Eligibility 

  • Fourth-year medical students from any accredited U.S. allopathic medical school
  • AAMC defined Underrepresented in Medicine or 1st generation in family to attend four-year college

Program Highlights

  • Pairing with a faculty mentor
  • Personal career counselling from the Internal Medicine Residency Program Director to aid in recruitment and preparation for the interview season
  • Opportunity to meet the Physician-in-Chief and Chair of the Department of Medicine
  • Funding up to $2,000 for reimbursement of travel, housing, and food

For More Information: 

URM Visiting Clerkship Flyer

URM VIsiting Clerkship Application Interest Form

Tulane University School of Medicine – Diversity in Surgery Visiting Elective Program

The Tulane Surgery Department is strongly committed to equity, diversity and inclusion and recognizes the importance of creating a residency program which is more reflective of our community. As such, the Tulane Surgery Department is offering a scholarship for visiting 4th year students who are underrepresented in medicine and interested in pursuing a career in general surgery.

Scholarship recipients will be provided with:

  • A comprehensive educational experience over a 4-week sub-internship in August, September, or October 2021 on the surgical service of their choice (acute care surgery, transplant surgery, minimally invasive surgery, surgical oncology, or trauma surgery)
  • Up to $2,000 stipend for housing, travel and living expenses for the month
  • Social networking opportunities with faculty and residents
  • One-on-one meetings with the chair, program director and associate program director
  • Structured mentorship with a designated faculty member
  • Structured mentorship with a designated junior and senior general surgery resident
  • Opportunity to experience the unique community and culture of New Orleans

Applicants must be a current 4th year student in good standing at an accredited US allopathic or osteopathic medical school, have successfully passed step 1 and completed all 3rd year core clerkships, and self-identify as being from a background included as underrepresented in medicine (Black/African-American, Latinx, Native American, Native Hawaiian).

Interested applicants should submit an application form. As well as, submit CV, 2 faculty surgeon references, and a personal statement about their interest in Tulane Surgery (300 words or less) to email below. Rolling acceptance 1 month prior to start date.


Yale School of Medicine (YSM) – Visiting Scholarship for URiM in Interventional Radiology


  • Objective: The goal of this program is to increase the number of URiM pursuing training and a career in Interventional Radiology (IR) at Yale New Haven Hospital.
  • Sponsorship: The Yale Department of Radiology and Biomedical Imaging; YSM Office of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion; Yale GME
  • Program: 1 month structured sub-internship and mentorship with Yale IR

Scholars Receive

  • Stipend: Up to $1500.00 to cover expenses such as travel, room, and board
  • Networking: Networking opportunities with residents, faculty, and the Yale IR Interest Group
  • Facility Access: Visiting students will have access to student facilities including the Harvey Cushing Medical Library and Payne Gymnasium.
  • Reimbursement of Yale Medical School Processing Fees

Application Process

Applications will be processed on a rolling basis.  For further details, please email amy.omalley@yale.edu

For more information and to apply, click here.