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Visiting Student Diversity Scholarship


Announcing a new opportunity for 2019: the University of Colorado Visiting Student Diversity Scholarship Program for 4th year medical students who are interested in Surgery. The program will be offered to several eligible students in the late summer/early fall of the academic year 2019-20.

The Department of Surgery at University of Colorado encourages fourth-year students who are underrepresented in medicine to apply to our Visiting Student Diversity Scholarship to explore an interest in academic surgery. The Program will provide accepted sub-intern students with a four-week rotation at University of Colorado for the month of July, August, or September in General Surgery or any of its subspecialties.

The Program will also provide up to $1,500 of expense reimbursement to help defray the cost of flights, fees, and housing expenses.

Program Description

The Visiting Student Diversity Scholarship Program is designed to give students the experience of rotating as a surgical sub-intern at University of Colorado Department of Surgery. The sub-intern will function in the role of a surgical intern and will be required to attend all conferences including core curriculum, morbidity and mortality conference, rotation-based clinical case conferences, and simulation lab experiences with the surgery residents.

Who Should Apply

The Program is open to applicants who belong to groups that are recognized as historically underrepresented in the health profession including African American, American Indian, Alaska Native, Hispanic/Latino, Pacific Islander and/or LGBTQ. The sub-internship is four weeks in duration and will only be offered in the late summer and early fall of the academic year. 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 all requirements of the University of Colorado School of Medicine for visiting students. Medical Students interested in doing a sub-internship at University of Colorado should apply electronically through VSAS and have it sent to Sean Spellman in Dean Garrity's office. The medical school's extern page can be found at the link below. The site lists CU's requirements and has the link to VSAS. The school's extern page is: http://ucdenver.edu/academics/colleges/medicalschool/education/studentaffairs/extern/Pages/default.aspx


Application Requirements-Deadline extended

A brief statement of interest (one page), one letter of recommendation, curriculum vitae, USMLE scores, and a recent unofficial medical school transcript should be submitted by June 1, 2019, via e-mail to: Claire.Travis@UCDenver.edu.

Decisions will be made by June 15, 2019.