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2021 Visiting Medical Underrepresented in Medicine (URiM) Student Elective Program

ODI visiting students

The Program is designed to:

  • Expose URiM students to the outstanding training programs at MCW
  • Increase the number of URiM students applying for house staff positions at MCW
  • Allow students to connect with faculty, current students, and trainees at MCW
  • Provide opportunities with faculty for mentoring and advising
  • Provide students an opportunity to experience the city of Milwaukee and the surrounding areas
Program Details

Program Details

MCW accepts applications through the VSAS (Visiting Student Application Service) 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 VSAS MCW Information Page.

  • Accepted students must be in good standing at their home institutions, have a demonstrated record of academic excellence and be a member of a group that is recognized as racially/ethnically URiM by MCW:
    • Mexican American, Puerto Rican, Black/African American, Native American, and Hmong/Hmong American
  • Accepted students will receive a travel stipend up to $2,000 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 Student URiM Elective Program Application

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

    • What role you have played or want to play in promoting health equity in your community.
    • A challenge you encountered during your medical school education and how you responded to it.

    Applications will be accepted and reviewed on a rolling basis, by an established committee, beginning April 15, 2021. 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