The Department of Radiology welcomes students for a variety of radiology rotation
electives. Information about available radiology electives and the process for
applying to these is available at
Students doing radiology electives 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 BarnesJewish Hospital and St. Louis Children’s
Hospital. Additional information about our residency training programs is available

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

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 LCMEaccredited 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

Application Requirements
Interested applicants are encouraged to submit the materials below
to by June 1. Applications submitted after June 1 will be
evaluated on a rolling basis based on rotation availability and should be received at
least 21 days prior to the starting date of the rotation.

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)

Preferred rotation dates:

o July 3 July 30, 2023

o July 31 August 27, 2023

o August 28 September 24, 2023

o September 25 October 22, 2023

If accepted by the radiology department, applicants will be required to apply to the
Visiting Medical Student Program at Washington University School of Medicine.

Questions regarding the medical student electives may be directed to
All participating students will be encouraged to contact the Office of Diversity
Programs at for further opportunities to
network with current students and residents of color as well as DEI leadership!