Department of Radiology Diversity Sub-Internship Program

The Department of Radiology welcomes students for electives in a variety of disciplines of radiology including a General Radiology Elective and sub-internships in General Radiology, Advanced Radiology (home school radiology rotation can serve as prerequisite or student can request a waiver by contacting wusmelective@wustl.edu), Thoracic Imaging, Nuclear Medicine, and Interventional Radiology.  Students will participate on the clinical services and in educational conferences and will interact with radiology residents, fellows, and faculty in a busy academic radiology department.  Clinical experiences are based out of our primary facilities Barnes-Jewish Hospital and St. Louis Children’s Hospital.  Additional information about our programs is available at www.mir.wustl.edu.

Program Description

The Radiology Department’s diversity programs are intended to support minority student experiences in radiology at Washington University. Programs are open to applicants who belong to groups that have been traditionally disadvantaged, underrepresented, and/or inadequately supported in medical training. Applications are encouraged from groups that are historically underrepresented in medicine including Black or African American, American Indian, Alaska Native, Hispanic or Latino, and Pacific Islander. The department also encourages applications from sexual and gender minorities such as those who identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender/gender nonconforming, queer/questioning, or intersex. Finally, we encourage applications from students whose pathway to medical training includes substantial personal or financial adversity. The criteria under which the application is submitted need not be explicitly stated nor do these represent mutually exclusive categories.

Accepted participants will be provided a $2,000 stipend to help offset the cost of travel, housing, fees, and incidental expenses while in St. Louis. Details of eligible expenses will be provided upon acceptance to the program.

Who Should Apply

Every attempt will be made to accommodate visiting medical students while maintaining a robust clinical experience. Interested students will be accepted into clinical rotations only if space is available during the preferred time period, students are in good standing at their LCME-accredited medical school, and students have completed all required core clerkships.  Students must meet all requirements set forth by the Washington University School of Medicine for visiting students.

Application Requirements

Interested applicants must submit the materials below to gouldj@wustl.edu, preferably at least 21 days ahead of the preferred rotation block.

  • Current CV
  • Cover letter with a statement indicating why you are applying to the visiting elective program at our institution and, ideally, a statement about what diversity, equity, and inclusion means to you
  • One letter of recommendation from a faculty member who has supervised the applicant during a third year clerkship
  • Recent medical school transcript (unofficial is acceptable)
  • USMLE transcript or Step 1 Score Report
  • Preferred rotation dates
    • August 29 – September 25, 2022
    • September 26 – October 23, 2022
    • October 24 – November 20, 2022

If accepted by the radiology department, applicants will be required to apply to VSAS. Questions regarding the medical student electives may be directed to miller-thomasm@wustl.edu.

All participating students will be encouraged to contact the Office of Diversity Programs, medschooldiversity@wusm.wustl.edu, for further opportunities to network with current students and residents of color as well as DEI leadership.