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Diversity Scholarship for Visiting Students in Urology

The Visiting Elective Urology Diversity Scholarship encourages medical students who are underrepresented in medicine or are interested in working with underserved populations to pursue advanced clinical study in urology. The scholarship is open to students with an interest in urology who have successfully completed the third year of medical school at an LCME-accredited institution. We cannot accept applications from students in osteopathic programs.

One or two outstanding medical students will be selected for this award. The scholarship provides up to $1,000 toward student travel and housing during the elective at the University of Iowa.

Scholarship awardees will participate in surgical and clinical services provided by the University of Iowa Department of Urology and in educational programming such as skills labs and conferences. During the elective, the awardee will give a 10- to 15-minute talk covering an aspect of diversity in urologic medicine during one of the department's educational conferences.

Four-week blocks for 2023:

  • Block 1: July 3 to July 28
  • Block 2: July 31 to August 25
  • Block 3: August 28 to September 22
  • Block 4: September 25 to October 23

Rotation dates cannot be adjusted.


How to Apply for the Diversity Scholarship for Visiting Students in Urology

Application deadline is six weeks before the first day of the rotation block you choose.

To apply, send one email containing all of the attachments below to Urology-MedStudents@healthcare.uiowa.edu.

  1. Completed PDF iconapplication form
  2. Curriculum vitae, including a list of research experience and copies of any published or unpublished material, presentations, or posters
  3. Letter of recommendation from any dean of your medical school
  4. Letter of recommendation from any faculty member at your medical school
  5. Personal statement regarding interest in this clerkship including commitment to excellence, service, and diversity in the field of urology
  6. Medical school transcripts (official or unofficial)

Awardees must also meet the visiting student eligibility requirements of the University of Iowa Carver College of Medicine and then apply for a visiting clerkship with the college.

The Department of Urology also offers The Burr H. Perrin Scholarship for Visiting Students in Urology.