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Pediatric Medical Education

Underrepresented in Medicine

The Department of Pediatrics at the Medical College of Wisconsin (MCW) has initiated the elective travel scholarship program to help facilitate underrepresented in medicine (URM) student experience in pediatrics and within MCW. Along with the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP), we recognize that increasing representation from all backgrounds will provide significant benefits to patient care, education and research.

Pediatrics URM Information

Who should apply

Who should apply

The Department of Pediatrics encourages applications from 4th year US medical students who have demonstrated academic excellence, have an interest in Pediatrics, and are a member in a group that is recognized as historically underrepresented in medicine and healthcare professions by MCW including Mexican American, Puerto Rican, Black/African American, Native American, Hmong/Hmong American, rural and 1st generation college.

Students applying to rotate in Pediatrics at MCW in the following months are eligible:

  • July
  • August
  • September
  • October
  • November

Applicants not selected for the scholarship may still be accepted for the elective.

How do I apply

How do I apply

Apply for any pediatric elective at MCW via Visiting Senior Application Service (VSAS).

Then complete our online form to apply for this travel scholarship.

We recommend applying for the elective and scholarship as early as possible.

How are applications reviewed

How are applications reviewed

The Department of Pediatrics has a committee established to review applications to the program. Applicants selected for the Pediatrics Visiting URM Student Elective Program must apply to and be accepted by Pediatrics through VSAS.

Please note: The Department utilizes a rolling admission process for all visiting medical students applying for course opportunities, and students are accepted or wait-listed at the time of their submission of a complete application through VSAS.

General Information

General Information

Visiting US M4 medical student elective clerkships, space permitting, are four-weeks in duration with dates established by MCW and noted on the NRMP Visiting Student Application Service (VSAS) Host Institution Information page.

The travel scholarship of $2000 is intended to cover MCW application costs, housing, and transportation to MCW. Incurred expenses are reimbursed after the travel/rotation conclusion with appropriate receipts and documentation. Performance during the rotation does not affect reimbursement.

Application Deadline: June 7, 2019

Applicants selected for the scholarship must apply to and be accepted by the MCW Pediatrics Visiting Medical Student Elective Program.