Academics

Underrepresented Visiting Students

 

Overview

The Underrepresented in Medicine Visiting Clerkship Program (UiMVCP) is co-sponsored by the University of Chicago Committee on Diversity and Inclusion, and participating departments as a supplement to our regular Visiting Clerkship Program. This competitive program provides mentoring, networking, and stipend support for URiM, fourth-year students participating in the Visiting Clerkship Program. 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 $2,000 stipend to students to support costs associated with participation in the visiting rotation. Participants receive their stipend after they complete the visiting rotation. 

Please see our course catalog for 2022-23. 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. 

This is initiative is aimed at fourth-year medical students who have been traditionally underrepresented in U.S. medical schools, including those who identify as Black/African American, Hispanic/Latinx, Native Americans (American Indians, Alaskan Natives, and Native Hawaiians), and Asian (Hmong, Vietnamese, Laotian, and Filipino)

  • Applicants must submit all required items through VSLO in addition to completing the UiM Visiting Clerkship student application.
  • The UiM Visiting Clerkship Program application should be downloaded, completed, and saved, and then uploaded into VSLO and assigned to the University of Chicago. You must apply for the MVCP 99000 Minority Visiting Clerkship Program Elective, in addition to the elective you are requesting. 
  • Do not forget to upload your Step 1 Score. 
  • The completed VSLO and UiM Visiting Clerkship Program application should be submitted at least three months prior to the desired rotation.
  • Students must apply to electives at least 37 days prior to their requested rotation date.

The VSLO application requires the following:

  • Transcript
  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Immunization Form
  • Photo
  • Scholarship Clerkship Application Form
  • USMLE Step I Scores

Contact us

For questions about the program, please contact the University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine at visiting.pritzker@bsd.uchicago.edu