Please note: We can host visiting students again with rotations starting as soon as Monday, July 12, 2021. Our VSAS/VSLO catalog is open for you to review.
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 accepted senior medical students:
Applications for VESP will be accepted from prospective fourth year medical students at the time they are applying senior pediatric electives through the Student Affairs Office at the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA. 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 2 Pediatrics Elective Enrollment: July 12, 2021 – December 2021 UCLA Pediatrics Residency Interviews: November 2021 – January 2022 Begin Residency: June 2022
Please click here to complete an application
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:
Contact: [email protected]
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