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UT Southwestern Emergency Medicine Visiting Elective Program

Deadline: May 1, 2021

Diversity, inclusion, and equity are core goals in UT Southwestern’s Department of Emergency Medicine. The Department of Emergency Medicine offers the Emergency Medicine Visiting Elective Program. The program provides support for fourth-year medical students who are interested in serving an underserved patient population and completing their graduate medical education in emergency medicine at UT Southwestern Medical Center. The UT Southwestern Visiting Elective Program reflects our commitment to creating a workforce that will work to alleviate health disparities and ensure exceptional health care to an ever-evolving patient population.

Scholars will receive:

  • $2000 to cover reimbursement of travel costs to and from Dallas, UT Southwestern rotation fees, and housing for the rotation
  • Unique networking opportunities


Eligible participants are full-time, fourth-year medical students in good standing at accredited U.S. medical schools, who are interested in serving an underserved patient population. Each student must directly apply to the clinical rotation through the American Association of Medical Colleges’ Visiting Student Learning Opportunities™ (VSLO™/VSAS) program prior to applying for the Visiting Elective Program.

Application process:

  • Send a Letter of Intent (1page maximum), a copy of your USMLE Step 1 score, a copy of your CV, and any supplemental materials to with “EMVEP [your name]” in the subject line
  • In your letter of intent, please explain your path to medicine, and your demonstrated interest in serving underserved communities.

We will accept applicants for rotations starting in August 2021.

If you have any questions about the Visiting Elective Program, please contact Ava Pierce, MD at