UCLA Visiting Student Scholarship in General Surgery
For an Outstanding Graduate from a Historically Black College
The UCLA Department of General Surgery invites an outstanding fourth-year medical student who is a graduate from any Historically Black College or University (undergraduate or graduate-level), and/or is a current student at Howard University College of Medicine, Meharry Medical College, or Morehouse School of Medicine annually to experience our culture of excellence, purpose and community at UCLA.
We pride ourselves on the breadth of our intellectual pursuits - from basic science to outcomes research to robust studies in surgical equity. We are committed to providing the highest-complexity surgical care to patients from all walks of life. We are dedicated to fostering workforce diversity at every level in the department.
- Up to $2000 reimbursement for the elective fee, travel to Los Angeles, and housing in Los Angeles for the duration of the rotation
- The Student Scholar will spend a 3 week sub-internship on our Complex Surgical Oncology Service
- You will be assigned to a resident mentor to communicate with during your time at UCLA
- You will have the opportunity to meet one-on-one with the General Surgery Program Director (Dr. Donahue)
- Students must be in their MS4 year and applying into General Surgery
- Students must be graduates of a Historically Black College or University (undergraduate or graduate level), and/or a current student at Howard University College of Medicine, Meharry Medical College, or Morehouse School of Medicine
- Students must be in good academic standing at a U.S. medical school
- A complete VSLO application must be submitted for the elective ‘SU440.01: Surgery: General Surgery: Oncology’
- Students must select a rotation date between June - October
How to Apply
- Complete the VSLO form - https://medschool.ucla.edu/current-us-visiting-students
- Select ‘SU440.01: Surgery: General Surgery: Oncology’
- Submit the separate Visiting Scholarship in General Surgery Form here
- Deadline for application is May 1st, however early applications are encouraged
General Administrative questions regarding VSLO: Amie Phan - [email protected]
Questions regarding the scholarship: Dr. Hattie Huston-Paterson - [email protected]
Please note: Our Surgical Oncology Service provides the best access to General Surgery residents across clinical years, as well as senior faculty members, including the Residency Program Leadership. You do not need to be interested in a career in Surgical Oncology to apply.