The Visiting Elective Scholarship Program (VESP), supported by the UCLA Department of Pediatrics, was established to encourage fourth year medical students who are underrepresented in medicine, are committed to working with underserved populations, or are interested in working with issues related to diversity, equity, and inclusion to apply for a clinical elective at DGSOM at UCLA.
Similar programs currently exist at UCSF, University of Chicago, Johns Hopkins, University of Washington and Harvard.
The scholarship program will provide the following support to three senior medical students:
Applications for VESP will be accepted from visiting fourth year medical students applying for senior pediatric electives. The David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA uses the AAMC Visiting Student Learning Opportunities (VSLO), to receive applications from US medical and osteopathic students. For more information on our Visiting Student requirements, please click here.
Medical students meeting the following criteria are encouraged to apply:
Application requirements for the scholarship include the following materials:
Scholarship awardees will be selected by members of the UCLA Department of Pediatrics' Pediatric Justice, Equity, Diversity, & Inclusion committee.
UCLA Pediatrics Elective Scholarship Application Deadline: Friday, July 8 Pediatrics Elective Enrollment: May 2022 - October 2022 UCLA Pediatrics Residency Interviews: November 2022 - January 2023 Begin Residency: June 2023
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The mission of the UCLA Pediatric Justice, Equity, Diversity and Inclusion Committee is to promote a culture of inclusion and appreciation for diversity across multiple areas, including race/ethnicity, religion, sexual orientation, and gender, in order to enhance patient care, teaching, and research within the Department of Pediatrics. Current objectives of the committee include:
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