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UI Underrepresented in Medicine Visiting Student Elective Program

The University of Iowa Health Care is committed to improving the delivery of health care to diverse patient populations through patient care, research and teaching. In order to diversify our healthcare workforce, the UI Underrepresented in Medicine Visiting Student Elective Program is designed to support visiting electives for medical students who are from backgrounds underrepresented in medicine.

Program Description:

The Underrepresented in Medicine Visiting Student Elective Program is designed to support 4-week electives for visiting medical students.

  • Accepted students will receive a stipend of up to $2,500 to cover the visiting student elective application fee, travel, housing and other living expenses
  • The program will provide mentorship and networking opportunities with UI Health Care faculty, resident/fellow physicians and current students
  • The following departments are participating in the UI Underrepresented in Medicine Visiting Student Elective Program:
    • Dermatology
    • Emergency Medicine
    • Internal Medicine
    • Neurology
    • Neurosurgery
    • Ophthalmology
    • Pathology
    • Pediatrics
    • Plastic Surgery
    • Psychiatry
    • Radiology

Program Eligibility:

  • The University of Iowa Carver College of Medicine (CCOM) accepts applications for visiting fourth year medical students for elective opportunities in July, August, September and October
  • Medical students must be full-time senior medical students who meet CCOM visiting student eligibility requirements and are in good standing at their home institution
  • Medical students who are members of groups underrepresented in medicine are strongly encouraged to apply to the program

Application Process:

Complete the UI Underrepresented in Medicine Visiting Student Elective Program Supplemental Application

  • Applications are accepted on a rolling basis beginning March 1st
  • Medical students must submit applications at least 4 weeks before the desired date of the elective
  • Acceptance into the UI Underrepresented in Medicine Visiting Student Elective Program is contingent on UI CCOM Visiting Student Elective approval

Complete the University of Iowa Carver College of Medicine Visiting Student Elective Application 

 

Questions?

Contact Nkanyezi Ferguson, MD nkanyezi-ferguson@uiowa.edu