MCW 2024 Visiting Student Health Equity Program – Clinical Rotation Award

ODI visiting students

The Award is designed to:

  • Expose students to the outstanding residency programs at MCW,
  • Create cultural inclusion and professional identity development opportunities,
  • Connect students with underrepresented faculty, current students, and trainees at MCW,
  • Create opportunities to attend resident didactics and MCW conferences,
  • Provide opportunities with URiM faculty for mentoring and advising,
  • Provide students an opportunity to experience the City of Milwaukee and surrounding areas.
Award Details

Award Details

To apply, applicants must first submit an application through VSLO (Visiting Student Learning Opportunities). This award only applies for full-time senior medical students attending an LCME-accredited medical school or COCA-accredited osteopathic medical school seeking to take an MCW 4-week elective for credit during the fall term only (July - December). Rotation dates are established by MCW and noted on the MCW Visiting Senior Medical Students page.

  • Target Population:
    • Current 4th year Medical School students who are from or have lived experience engaging people in underserved communities in the United States.
    • Attending a LCME accredited medical school.
    • In good academic standing at home institution with demonstrated record of academic excellence.
  • Accepted students will receive a travel stipend up to $2,500 to cover application costs, housing, transportation, and other living expenses.
  • Students may attend resident didactics, MCW conferences and development sessions (as applicable).

More information is available on the MCW Visiting Senior Medical Students Program Page. All program rotations are subject to availability.

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How to Apply

How to Apply

Complete the VSAS application and the MCW Visiting Health Equity Student Clinical Elective Award Application.

All applicants are asked to respond to two of the following prompts. In 500 words or less, please:

  • Describe an impactful experience living in or serving in an underserved community in the United States.
  • Describe how you plan to use your experience to decrease health disparities for underserved communities in the United States.
  • Describe why participating in the Medical College of Wisconsin's Visiting Student Health Equity Program is important to you.

Applications will be accepted and reviewed on a rolling basis, by an established committee. Applicants not selected for the travel scholarship may still be accepted as visiting students for elective credit.

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Contact with questions or for more information

Office of Diversity and Inclusion