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University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) – Visiting Elective Scholars Program in Psychiatry

Deadline: September 2018

The Visiting Elective Scholars Program (VESP) in Psychiatry was established by the UCLA Department of Psychiatry and Biobehavioral Sciences with generous annual support from the UCLA Resnick Neuropsychiatric Hospital Board of Advisors. This program was created to encourage fourth year medical students from backgrounds underrepresented in medicine and/or for whom working with marginalized populations is a career interest to apply to do a clinical elective on the inpatient unit at the UCLA Resnick Neuropsychiatric Hospital.

The scholars program provides a transportation, housing, and food stipend of up to $2,500 and is designed to:

  1. Provide trainees with excellent clinical training opportunities at the Stewart and Lynda Resnick Neuropsychiatric Hospital at UCLA
  2. Promote student interest in applying to the Psychiatry Residency Training Program at UCLA
  3. Provide scholars with mentorship from faculty and house-staff during the clinical elective experience.
  4. Include opportunities to participate in Social Justice Teach In Seminars co-sponsored by the Residency Committees on Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion (EDI) / Community and Global Psychiatry (CGP)

Clinical electives are three weeks in length and are available, space permitting, to U.S. visiting students. Participants are assigned a faculty mentor and residency mentor and will have the opportunity to network with UCLA faculty, residents, and students.

Application Materials

Visiting Elective Scholars Program in Psychiatry Overview

2018-19 UCLA Psychiatry VESP Application