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University of Texas Health San Antonio – Diversity in Medicine Visiting Elective Scholars Program

Deadline: May 14, 2021

The Joe R. and Teresa Lozano Long School of Medicine (Long School of Medicine) is committed to fostering a culture of belongingness, respect and value in our learning and workplace environments. Inclusive excellence is core to our mission.

We are engaged in intentional efforts and initiatives to diversify the biomedical workforce by graduating more physicians from underrepresented groups and ensuring that all trainees are prepared to meet the needs of a growing, multicultural patient population. The 2022 US News & World Report ranks the Long School of Medicine as the 16th most diverse medical school in the country!

The Diversity in Medicine Visiting Elective Scholars Program, sponsored by The Office for Inclusion and Diversity and the Office of the Dean, supports 4th year medical students attending a LCME-accredited U.S. or Canadian medical school from underrepresented backgrounds in medicine as defined by the AAMC.


  • Encourage students from diverse backgrounds to apply to the outstanding training programs at the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio
  • Increase awareness of opportunities in academic medicine
  • Provide students an opportunity to experience the diverse community of San Antonio and the surrounding areas

The program will provide a stipend (up to $2000) to support costs associated with participation (i.e., transportation, food, and additional expenses). Scholarships are awarded upon successful completion of the visiting elective.

For more information and to apply, click here.