Away We Go – Information on Away Clerkships for 3rd and 4th Year

Though the choice of participating in a visiting clerkship can be difficult, this resource will make finding a program a little easier!

Check the following websites for more info:

VSAS for a common application that many schools participate in (including Vanderbilt)

https://www.aamc.org/students/medstudents/vsas/

EEC for a searchable database for electives at medical schools in the US and Canada

http://services.aamc.org/eec/students/

Alameda County Medical Center Ambulatory Health Care Services

Eligibility: Third and fourth year medical students
Other Program Specifics: Financial support for housing, food & travel. Alameda County Medical Center (Highland Hospital) is in Oakland, California and is actively recruiting applicants from under-represented ethnic groups committed to caring for the underserved. www.admedctr.org/diversity
Contact Info: Dr. Vanessa Burt (diversity@acmedctr.org)

Boston Medical Center
Eligibility: Fourth-year medical students are eligible for month-long electives between August and December
Other Program Specifics: Program offers assistance with travel, provides housing, and supplies modest living stipend.
Contact Info: Minority Recruitment Program (minority.recruitment@bmc.org)

Harvard Medical School
Eligibility: Fourth-year and qualified third-year medical students are eligible for four-week long electives.  Third-year medical students must have completed core clerkships (medicine, surgery, pediatrics, and obstetrics).
Other Program Specifics: The Exchange Clerkship program offers housing to accepted applicants and provides a stipend of up to $350.00 for travel to and from Boston.
Contact Info: Visiting Clerkship Program Coordinator (vcp_hpsp@hms.harvard.edu)

John Hopkins University School of Medicine
Eligibility: Fourth-year medical students are eligible for clerkships in subspecialties and subinternships in the Department of Medicine.
Other Program Specifics: Program offers financial assistance (registration fee waiver, housing, limited travel assistance).
Contact Info: Diversity Council Visiting Clerkship Program, Attn: Erica Scott

Mayo Clinic School of Medicine
Eligibility: Fourth-year medical students who have completed 52 weeks of actual patient care clinical experiences, which includes 32 weeks of basic clerkships and 20 weeks of electives.
Other Program Specifics: Diversity Scholarship Program offers $1,000 scholarships toward travel and housing expenses.
Contact Info: Jacksonville location contact outman.elda@mayo.edu
Rochester location contact clerkship@mayo.edu
Scottsdale location contact dalessandro.silvana@mayo.edu

Medical University of South Carolina (Internal Medicine)

Eligibility: Fourth-year medical students in good standing at LCME accredited medical schools.

Other Program Specifics: Travel and housing are reimbursed. Available rotations include internal medicine, CHF/Transplant, Digestive Diseases, Hematology/Oncology, and several consult services.

Contact Info: Mary Ann Snell, Project Coordinator, email: snellma@musc.edu

Mount Sinai School of Medicine
Eligibility: Third-year medical students are eligible for electives between March and June of their third year; fourth-year students are eligible between July and February of their fourth year.
Other Program Specifics: Housing and travel costs are subsidized for one month.
Contact Info: Carl Johnson, MD (carl.johnson@mssm.edu) or Monique Sylvester (monique.sylvestor@mssm.edu)

University Hospitals – Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine
Application to the Satcher Clerkship
Application to the general elective program (Must be completed as well).
Eligibility: The David Satcher Clerkship hosts 10-15 minority students annually.
Other Program Specifics: Deadline for the Satcher clerkship application is June 20th of every year.
Contact Info: Frank Miller, Jr. (frank.miller@uhhospitals.org)

University of California – San Francisco
Application to VESP may be obtained by email request to Dr. Salazar (salazarr@medicine.ucsf.edu)
Application to general elective program (Must be completed as well).
Eligibility: Fourth-year medical students who have completed basic clerkships are eligible to do rotations in the Department of Medicine.
Other Program Specifics: Visiting elective scholarship program (VESP) offers up to ten $1,500 scholarships that cover housing and travel; award is granted after rotation is completed.
Contact Info: Rene Salazar, MD (salazarr@medicine.ucsf.edu)

University of Massachusetts Medical School
Eligibility: The UMass Resident Recruitment Program is open to fourth-year medical students.  The program offers positions between July 1st and December 31st.
Other Program Specifics: The UMass Resident Recruitment Program offers a stipend to qualified candidates to help subsidize housing and travel during the elective.
Contact Info: Janice Robert (janice.robert@umassmed.edu)

The Feinberg School of Medicine at Northwestern University

Eligibility: Fourth year medical students

Other Program Specifics: Students must apply for a visiting clerkship and include the separate, supplemental diversity application. Stipends are available for Summer 1 through Winter 1 blocks and/or as funds allow. FAQ

Contact Info: Agusta Webster, MD (visitingstudents@northwestern.edu)
University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine
Eligibility: The Edward S. Cooper Visiting Clerkship offers four-week electives between July and December in subspecialties of internal medicine.
Other Program Specifics: Applicants accepted into the Cooper Visiting Clerkship will receive free housing and provided a stipend for living expenses and travel-related costs. http://www.uphs.upenn.edu/medicine/education/resappinfo/houseDiversity/clerkship.html
Contact Info: Dr. Horace DeLisser (delisser@mail.med.upenn.edu)

Vanderbilt University

Eligibility: Fourth year medical students

Other Program Specifics: Must apply through VSAS, then contact Omecca Dale to request funding for minority students. Upon successful application, fees will be waived and travel and housing will be provided.

Contact Info: Omecca Dale (omecca.b.dale@Vanderbilt.Edu)

Wake Forest University School of Medicine
Eligibility: The Scholarship Clerkship Program for Visiting Medical Students is open to full-time fourth-year medical students who are in good academic standing.
Other Program Specifics: Scholarship Clerkship Program participants will receive a stipend for housing and travel.  Each rotation is four weeks, and the application must be returned at least three months before the desired time to participate in the rotation.
Contact Info: Nicole Henry (nhenry@wfubmc.edu)

Washington University School of Medicine
Eligibility: Fourth-year medical students are eligible to engage in a four-week elective commencing with rotations that begin in October.
Other Program Specifics: Application fee is waived, program offers up to $2,000 in funding towards housing, travel, and other living expenses.
Contact Info: Lisa Stevenson (stevensonl@msnotes.wustl.edu)

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