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The University of Southern California – Diversity in Medicine Visiting Student Clerkship Award

Deadline: June 15, 2018

The Office of Diversity and Inclusion of the Keck School of Medicine (KSOM) is excited to introduce the Diversity in Medicine Visiting Student Clerkship Award, which provides support for fourth-year underrepresented in medicine (UIM) medical students to participate in the KSOM visiting student clerkship program. KSOM defines UIM as being from racial/ethnic groups traditionally underrepresented in medicine including Black/African-American, Hispanic/Latino, Native American/Alaska Native and Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander. The award is designed to help build a comprehensive sense of connection on the Keck campus by leveraging the diverse array of experiences that exist among the Trojan family as well as in the distinctly diverse community of greater Los Angeles. The goals of this program are to:

  • Increase awareness of opportunities in academic medicine for student groups traditionally  underrepresented in medicine.
  • Increase KSOM training programs consideration of qualified students traditionally underrepresented in medicine.
  • Increase the number of UIM students applying to KSOM training programs.

Program Details 

  • KSOM will fund a limited number of Diversity in Medicine Visiting Student Clerkship Awards from July to November to full time fourth-year medical students in good standing at accredited US medical schools.
  • The program will provide a stipend of $2,000 to each recipient to help defray the costs of an away rotation.
  • Housing is the responsibility of the awardee.
  • Clerkships will last four weeks and are available in all clinical departments offering the fourth- year medical student rotations.

Applications Materials 

Keck 4th Year Diversity in Medicine Award Overview

Keck Supplemental Application for Diversity in Medicine Award