Department of Surgery Diversity Sub-Internship Programs

The Department of Surgery at Washington University in St. Louis welcomes applications to its Diversity Sub-internship Programs intended to support minority student experiences in academic surgery. The Programs will provide accepted sub-intern students with a four-week rotation at Washington University between July and October in specialties or subspecialties of General Surgery, Plastic Surgery, Vascular Surgery, and Urologic Surgery.

These programs align with Washington University’s academic goal of fostering a diverse academic community to prepare tomorrow’s leaders locally and globally. They represent a continuum of the academic pipeline efforts to support and prepare students from a variety of backgrounds. More information, including deadlines, regarding each diversity sub-internship can be found here:

These Programs are open to minority applicants who belong to groups that have been traditionally disadvantaged, underrepresented, or inadequately supported in medical training. We seek applications from racial minorities from historically underrepresented in the health profession including African American, American Indian, Alaska Native, Hispanic American and Pacific Islander.  We also seek applications from sexual and gender minorities such as those who identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender/gender nonconforming, queer/questioning, or intersex. Finally, we seek 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.

Students should apply to VSLO prior to, or at the time of, their application to this program. Therefore, students must be enrolled in their final year of medical school in good academic standing at an LCME-accredited medical school, and have completed all required core clerkships. Students will be accepted into clinical rotations only if space is available during the preferred time period. In addition, all students must meet requirements set forth by the Washington University School of Medicine for all visiting students.