UCLA Visiting Student Scholarship in Obstetrics and Gynecology for Outstanding Final Year Medical Students


The UCLA Department of Obstetrics & Gynecology recognizes the importance of workforce diversity that reflects the patient populations we serve, that provides culturally sensitive patient-centered care, and that addresses healthcare inequities. The UCLA Visiting Student Scholarship Program is intended to provide financial support for two senior-level U.S. medical students on an OBGYN elective at the UCLA main campus location. These students must demonstrate an interest in fostering diversity, equity, and inclusion in healthcare professions, in fostering efforts to reduce healthcare inequities, and in the pursuit of social justice. 


  • Two awards are available as a $2000 stipend (taxable) to offset some costs such as the elective fee, travel, and lodging to Los Angeles
  • The Student Scholar will complete a 3-week sub-internship in one of our five electives available. 
  • You will be assigned to a faculty mentor (course director) during your time at UCLA 
  • You will have the opportunity to meet one-on-one with the OBGYN Program Director, Dr. Kiran Kavipurapu


  • Students must be in their MS4 year and applying into OBGYN during the 2024-2025 application cycle
  • Students must be in good academic standing at a U.S. medical school
  • A complete VSLO application must be submitted for the elective(s)
  • Students must select a rotation date between July - October 2024
  • Students who are actively involved in promoting activities in Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion

Application Cycle

  • Application cycle opens March 18, 2024
  • Application deadline April 15, 2024

How to Apply

In addition to applying through VSLO, the Department of Obstetrics & Gynecology requires visiting medical students to submit the following supplemental materials via email to the OBGYN Medical Education Team (no later than April 15th). These items will be reviewed by department faculty members. Early submissions are highly encouraged.

  • Brief Personal Statement (no more than 500 words)

Applicants who do not submit their supplemental materials will not be placed.

All supplemental materials should be sent via email to:

OBGYN Medical Education Team
Subject: Sub-Internship interest - 2024
[email protected]


General Administrative questions regarding VSLO: [email protected]

Questions regarding the electives: OBGYN Medical Education Team, [email protected]

Questions regarding the scholarship: Dr. Lisa Nicholas, Vice Chair for Equity, Diversity & Inclusion for UCLA Obstetrics and Gynecology, [email protected]