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University of California Davis School of Medicine – Diversity in Medicine Visiting Elective Program

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The Office of Student and Resident Diversity (OSRD) at the UC Davis School of Medicine offers the Diversity in Medicine Visiting Elective Program, which provides support for fourth-year medical students who are underrepresented in medicine and/or from economically disadvantaged backgrounds, and who are interested in completing their graduate medical education in Northern California.

Scholars will receive:

  • Reimbursement of housing expenses (up to $1500) for the rotation
  • Reimbursement of travel costs (up to $500) to and from Sacramento
  • $500 food allowance
  • Reimbursement of UC Davis application processing fee ($300)
  • Unique networking opportunities with OSRD and student interest groups


Eligible participants are full-time, fourth-year medical students in good standing at accredited U.S. medical schools, who are also from disadvantaged backgrounds. Each student must directly apply to the clinical rotation of their choice through the American Association of Medical Colleges’ Visiting Student Learning Opportunities (VSLO) prior to applying for the Visiting Elective Program. Please note: The Visiting Elective Program only provides scholarship funding and additional mentorship resources. OSRD does not make decisions on whether a student is accepted or rejected from an away rotation, as these decisions are made by the hosting clinical departments.

For more information and to apply, click here.