Underrepresented in Medicine Visiting Clerkship Program



The Underrepresented in Medicine Visiting Clerkship Program (UiMVCP) is co-sponsored by the Pritzker School of Medicine and UChicago Medicine GME Office and participating departments as a supplement to our regular Visiting Clerkship Program. This competitive program provides mentoring, networking, and stipend support for fourth-year medical students who are underrepresented in medicine as defined by the AAMC or are interested in addressing health inequities and social determinants of health.

Successful applicants will advance our diversity and inclusion mission and become prospects for academic training programs for internship and residency at UChicago Medicine. Learn more about our GME programs here. More information about diversity and inclusion at UChicago Medicine is available here:

UChicago Medicine is a nationally recognized academic center offering cutting-edge clinical care to communities on the south side of Chicago as well as to patients referred from regional and national sources. UChicago Medicine is located in one of Chicago’s most diverse communities, Hyde Park.

See below "Available Rotations" for the many departments that participate in this program.

As with all visiting students, eligible participants must be full-time, fourth-year medical students in good standing at LCME-accredited US medical schools; third-year students who have completed their core clerkships in medicine, surgery, pediatrics, and obstetrics & gynecology are also eligible to apply.

UiM Visiting Clerkship Program participants are offered opportunities to network with other University of Chicago faculty, interns, residents, and students.

The program will pay a $2000 stipend to students completing a 4-week rotation and $1000 to students completing a 2-week rotation to support costs associated with participation. Participants receive their stipend after they complete the visiting rotation.

Please see our course catalog for 2024-25. Students rotating in the following UChicago-Hyde Park clinical programs are eligible for this program: 

  • Anesthesiology
  • Medicine
    • Dermatology
    • Emergency Medicine
    • Internal Medicine
    • Internal Medicine/Pediatrics
  • Neurological Surgery
  • Neurology
  • Obstetrics and Gynecology
  • Ophthalmology
  • Orthopaedic Surgery
  • Pathology
  • Pediatrics
  • Psychiatry
  • Radiation Oncology
  • Radiology
    • Interventional Radiology - Integrated
    • Diagnostic Radiology
  • Surgery
    • General Surgery
    • Otolaryngology
    • Plastic Surgery-Integrated
    • Urology

The majority of clerkships are four weeks in length, or for a full calendar month; however, some are offered only as two-week blocks. The clerkship academic year runs from July 1 through June 30, annually. Most clinical electives begin on the first weekday of each month. 

  • Fourth-year U.S. medical students who are underrepresented in medicine, have demonstrated a commitment to working with underserved populations, OR have demonstrated a commitment to working with issues related to diversity, equity, inclusion, social determinants of health, and health inequities are encouraged to apply.
  • Applicants must submit all required items through VSLO in addition to completing the UiM Visiting Clerkship Program student application.
  • The UiM Visiting Clerkship Program application should be downloaded, completed, saved, and then uploaded into VSLO and assigned to the University of Chicago. You must apply for the UiMVCP 99000 - Underrepresented in Medicine Visiting Clerkship Program in addition to the clinical elective you are requesting. 
  • The completed VSLO and UiM Visiting Clerkship Program application should be submitted at least two months prior to the desired rotation.

The VSLO application requires the following:

  • Transcript
  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Immunization Form
  • Photo
  • Scholarship Clerkship Application Form
  • USMLE Step Scores (if available)

Contact us

For questions about the program, please contact the University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine at