Away Elective Opportunities for Advanced Studies Students

This database has been compiled to provide students with information regarding various away elective opportunities, some of which include funding. Students should review the application instructions and eligibility requirements of each opportunity in detail before applying. Unless otherwise noted, all application materials and supporting documentation should be sent directly to the foundation offering that specific opportunity.

This information is provided as a courtesy and is not considered exhaustive. If you are aware of a program that is not listed here kindly notify us at studentaffairs@umassmed.edu so that we can include it if appropriate. Please note that every effort has been made to ensure the accuracy of this information. Below are the away elective opportunities, listed by specialty.


Emergency Medicine
Internal Medicine
Orthopedic Surgery
Pediatrics
Psychiatry
Radiation Oncology
Radiology
Institutions Offering Experiences in Multiple Specialties

Emergency Medicine

Emergency Medicine Healthcare Disparities Externship - Denver Health Residency
Eligibility: All 4th year students
Calling all medical students applying for 4th year EM rotations! The Denver Health Residency in Emergency Medicine and Department of Emergency Medicine at the University of Colorado School of Medicine are offering an externship in clinical emergency medicine and research for the underserved. Selected externs will receive a $1500 scholarship for travel, lodging and other expenses, while completing a sub-internship at Denver Health and the University of Colorado hospitals and also working on a scholarly project that focuses on Care for the Underserved. Applications close May 31, but positions are filled on a rolling basis. Click here for more info.

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Internal Medicine

Visiting Externship in Internal Medicine for URM Students at Sidney Kimmel Medical College
Eligibility: Students from Underrepresented Groups
This rotation provides an opportunity for underrepresented minority students to have a month-long clinical experience in the Department of Medicine at Jefferson where they can get to know the institution, department, and residency program. This rotation may be done in the months of June, July, or August. Accepted applicants will be provided with a stipend that they may use to cover housing and transportation expenses. For more info & to apply, click here.

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Orthopedic Surgery

University of Iowa Jackson Steindler Orthopedic Clerkship 
Eligibility: All 4th year students
The University of Iowa Department of Orthopedics and Rehabilitation is pleased to announce that it is accepting applications for the Jackson-Steindler Orthopedic Clerkship. Beginning in Spring 2016, one or two outstanding medical students who have successfully completed the third year of medical school at a LCME-accredited institution and who have an interest in orthopedics will be selected for this award. The award will include support for housing and travel. Please see the website for complete application instructions.

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Pediatrics

Funded Pediatrics Elective & Career Development Experience for URM Students at Children's National
Eligibility: Students from Underrepresented Groups
As you 3rd year students seek opportunities for your 4th year schedules, please consider this opportunity for a funded pediatrics elective for students from minorities underrepresented in medicine at Children’s National in Washington, D.C. The Minority Senior Scholarship Program (MSSP) aims to expose URM medical students to careers in academic pediatrics and community health. The program enriches the experience of 4th year students through a one month elective rotation, close mentoring by faculty and residents, networking with program and hospital leadership, and financial support to offset the cost of travel and housing. Program and application information is available at http://www.childrensnational.org/MSSP.

Stanford Pediatrics Funded Visiting Clerkship for URM Medical Students
Eligibility: Students from Underrepresented Groups
Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital at Stanford is offering six funded visiting clerkship positions in general pediatrics and pediatric subspecialties available from August through November for qualified applicants from backgrounds underrepresented in medicine. Funding includes up to $2,000 for reimbursement of travel and housing. Each student will be paired with a faculty member that will serve as a mentor and advisor. Each student will be given the opportunity to have a personal meeting with the Pediatric Residency Program Director. Email Laura Bachrach (lkbach@stanford.edu) or Becky Blankenburg (rblanke@stanford.edu) for application.

University of California Davis School of Medicine Visiting Pediatric Elective Program
Deadline:
Rolling
Eligibility: Students from Underrepresented Groups
The University of California Davis is sponsoring a subsidized 4th year Visiting Clerkship Program. Our program targets socio-economically disadvantaged students who come from traditionally Under-Represented in Medicine communities. The VCP is for qualified fourth year students who are considering completing their residency at UC Davis and would like to see if we are a good fit! It is an excellent opportunity to get a first-hand look at University of California Residency Programs and interact with medical students and house staff. Please see attached application. If you have any questions or please feel free to contact us at 916-734-2615 or email dalatimore@ucdavis.edu.

University of Hawaii Pediatric MS4 Elective
Deadline:
Rolling
Eligibility: All 4th year students
Aloha from the Department of Pediatrics at the University of Hawai’i John A. Burns School of Medicine. Kapi’olani Medical Center for Women & Children, our specialty access maternity and children’s hospital, focuses only on women and children, thus providing our program with the attention and resources necessary for pediatric excellence. We are excited to inform you of the excellent 4th year student electives we offer in pediatrics. Information about who to contact to arrange these electives is found at the bottom of this flyer.

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Psychiatry

APA Medical Student Externship in Addiction Psychiatry
Eligibility: Students from Underrepresented Groups
This program is intended to identify racial/ethnic minority medical students who have an interest in psychiatric services related to substance use disorders, prevention and early intervention. Medical students will spend a month during their summer break working with a psychiatrist mentor at a designated site where they will get a hands-on look at how psychiatrists treat patients with substance use disorders and participate in an interactive didactic experiential learning program. The goals of the externship are to cultivate medical student interest in serving racial/ethnic minorities and underserved populations and clinician recruitment into psychiatry. Mentors and sites are selected where there is an approved substance abuse training program and a significant number of substance use disorder patients from minority and underserved populations. For more info and to apply, click here.

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Radiation Oncology

Summer Externship Opportunity at Thomas Jefferson University in Philadelphia, PA
Eligibility: Students from Underrepresented Groups
This rotation provides an opportunity for underrepresented minority students to have a month-long clinical experience in the Department of Medicine at Jefferson where they can get to know the institution, department, and residency program. This rotation may be done in the months of June, July, or August. Accepted applicants will be provided with a stipend that they may use to cover housing and transportation expenses. For more info & to apply, click here.

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Radiology

Funded Visiting Radiology Rotation at University of Washington, Seattle
Eligibility:
Students from Underrepresented Groups
The Department of Radiology at the University of Washington in Seattle is accepting applications for the Visiting Student Diversity Program. This program funds eligible medical students who plan to apply to Diagnostic Radiology residency for up to $2000 to cover travel and living expenses during an MS-IV away rotation with our department in beautiful Seattle, WA. Please see our website for more info as well as the program application (which is also attached). Preference will be given to students who submit the completed application packed by May 15, however this is not a hard deadline and applications after this date will be considered as long as funding for positions remains available.

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Multiple Specialties

Medical University of South Carolina Underrepresented in Medicine Visiting Student Program
Eligibility: Students from Underrepresented Groups
The MUSC Underrepresented in Medicine Visiting Student Program provides financial support to 4th-year students attending a U.S. medical school who are from backgrounds that are underrepresented in medicine including Black/African American, Hispanic/Latino, Native American/Alaska Native, and Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander. Our program includes a 4-week clinical rotation (elective or externship/sub-I) at MUSC, as well as a stipend to offset the costs of travel and housing in beautiful Charleston, South Carolina. For more info & to apply, click here.

New York University School of Medicine - Funded Visiting Elective for URiM Students
Deadline:
June to Sep depending on elective block of choice
Eligibility: Students from Underrepresented Groups
Interested students must come from backgrounds underrepresented in medicine. We define these backgrounds to include the following races: Black, Latino, Native American or Asian Pacific Islander. Completed applications should include a completed information sheet, personal statement which includes career goals, one letter of recommendation, your CV, and an official transcript from your current med school. Click here for the information sheet. Email mason.patenaude@nyumc.org with any questions.

Public Health Pathways for Medical Students
Deadline:
Rolling
Eligibility:
All
Many medical schools and graduate schools offer courses related to public health or population health, but students may want additional training or experiences to enhance their ability to address the health needs of populations as well as individuals. Students interested in pursuing a master of public health (MPH) degree while earning their MD should browse the Directory of MD-MPH Educational Opportunities. Additionally, many medical schools offer public health tracks, opportunities to join or create a public health interest group, or public health elective rotations at city, county, state, federal, or international public health agencies. If you are a member of a professional society, consider joining its Public Health/Health Policy/Advocacy section. Medical students should visit Careers in Medicine for help with career planning and specialty choice.

University of Chicago Visiting Clerkship Diversity Program (Emergency Medicine, Surgery, Internal Medicine, and Pediatrics)
Deadline:
Rolling
Eligibility: Students from Underrepresented Groups
The VCDP provides a robust clinical experience as well as mentoring, networking, and a $1,000 stipend support for fourth-year students. Successful candidates will advance our diversity and inclusion mission at the University of Chicago and become prospects for academic training programs in emergency medicine, general surgery, internal medicine, medicine-pediatrics, and pediatrics at the University of Chicago. You must apply to the VCDP rotation within VSAS and upload essay to be considered. For more info, contact Multicultural Affairs at 773-702-8946.

University of Michigan Health Equity Visiting Clerkship
Deadline:
Varies
Eligibility: All 4th year students
The Health Equity Visiting Clerkship is a 4-week clerkship sponsored by the Office for Health Equity and Inclusion at the University of Michigan. The aim of the clerkship is to promote medical students interested in Health Equity and Inclusion and to work with people who entrust their health care, education, and professional lives to us especially those who are underrepresented, under served, marginalized, and vulnerable. This clerkship is available to visiting students concurrently participating in a clinical rotation in either July or August 2016. For additional information and eligibility, click here.

University of Rochester Visiting Clerkship Program
Eligibility:
Students from Underrepresented Groups
Three funded visiting clerkship positions are available at the University of Rochester Medical Center from August through November of 2017 for select applicants from backgrounds underrepresented in medicine (URiM) or who have a demonstrated vision and commitment to improving the health status of diverse patient populations via patient care, research and/or teaching. Funding includes up to $1,000 for reimbursement for travel and housing. Each student will be paired with a faculty member that will serve as a mentor and advisor. Each student will be given the opportunity to meet with the Residency Program Director. Each student will be paired with a URM resident and 4th year medical student who will introduce them to the medical center, its resources and the Rochester community. For questions and the list of application materials, please click here or contact Adrienne Morgan.

Visiting Clerkships at UPenn for URM Students (Pediatrics, Internal Medicine, Emergency Medicine, General Surgery and Plastic Surgery)
Eligibility: Students from Underrepresented Groups
Rising 4th year students are invited to apply for sub-internship or elective rotations in a number of specialties at either The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP) or The Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (HUP). Through this opportunity, we hope to expose URM medical students to clinical and research opportunities at CHOP and HUP, foster an interest in academic medicine, and increase the diversity of our housestaff and, ultimately, our fellows and faculty. This experience will provide students with a unique opportunity to learn first-hand about the great training programs offered at our institutions. For more info, click here.

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