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Spectrum Health – Minority Visiting Scholars Program

Deadline: Three months prior to the requested rotation

Spectrum Health, in partnership with Michigan State University College of Human Medicine, is dedicated to graduate medical education. We have 26 ACGME-accredited residency and fellowship programs and more than 320 residents and fellows. The Minority Visiting Scholars Program (MVSP) is sponsored by the Spectrum Health Office of Research and Education as a supplement to our Visiting Learner program for medical students.

MVSP provides mentoring and networking for fourth year and qualified third year medical students underrepresented in medicine, such as racial and ethnic minorities, LGBTQI-identified or gender nonconforming individuals, individuals from disadvantaged backgrounds, and those with special needs.

The mission of the MVSP is to enrich medical education, advance research and strengthen our clinical practices by fostering a culture of inclusion. It is because of our commitment to improve the health of the communities we serve that we are committed to recruiting a diverse class of residents. We believe our community of diverse patients warrants diversity in our physicians.


  • Up to $1,500 scholarship awarded to MVSP scholars, including reimbursement for housing, travel and expenses associated with participating in the learning program
  • Includes a four week rotation on clinical shifts, didactics and simulation with attending physicians and resident physicians
  • MVSP scholars will have the opportunity to attend all residency educational activities
  • Mentoring opportunities from faculty member in specialty of interest

For more information and to apply, click here.