UCLA Visiting Student Scholarship in General Surgery
For Outstanding Final Year Medical Students from Underrepresented Backgrounds
The UCLA Department of General Surgery invites an outstanding fourth-year medical student who self-identifies as Underrepresented in Medicine (African American, Hispanic/Latinx, Native American, Native Hawaiian, mainland Puerto Rican) - or otherwise identifies as underrepresented in medicine from a social, economic, or educational perspective - 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 in good academic standing at a U.S. medical school.
- Students must self-identify as Underrepresented in Medicine
- A complete VSLO application must be submitted for the elective ‘SU440.01: Surgery: General Surgery: Oncology’
- Students must select a rotation date between July - 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 Team provides the highest-level access to general surgery residents across clinical years, as well as high-level faculty and the Residency Program Leadership. You do not need to be interested in a career in Surgical Oncology to apply.