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University of California, San Diego (UCSD) – Visiting Elective Scholarship Program

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Fourth-year medical students from U.S. schools may choose to take an away rotation at UC San Diego School of Medicine, especially if they are interested in learning more about our UC San Diego Internal Medicine Residency program. The Visiting Elective Program provides support for fourth-year students who are underrepresented in medicine and/or from economically disadvantaged backgrounds. The scholarship program provides up to $2,000 and is designed to:

  • Expose fourth year medical students who are underrepresented in medicine or interested in working with underserved populations to an academic training program.
  • Promote student interest in applying to an academic residency training program
  • Provide faculty and housestaff mentorship during the clinical elective experience

Clinical electives are four weeks in length and are available, space permitting, to U.S. visiting students. VESP participants are assigned a faculty advisor and have the opportunity to network with UCSD faculty, housestaff, and students. A diversity dinner with faculty and housestaff is held during the visiting clerkship. In addition, all participants are invited and encouraged to attend various seminars and lectures including those offered by the UCSD Office of Diversity and Community Partnerships and the UCSD Cross Cultural Center.

For more information and to apply, click here.