Physicians Medical Forum Visiting Elective Scholarship Program (VESP) at the University of California, Davis

The Visiting Elective Program (VEP) is funded by the Physicians Medical Program (PMF) to provide support for fourth-year students from socially and economically disadvantaged backgrounds who have historically been underrepresented in medicine. This program is sponsored by the University of California Davis, School of Medicine’s Office of Student and Resident Diversity.

The program is designed to:

  • Expose students to both the academic medicine and community service opportunities offered though the above UC Davis Residency Programs
  • Allow students to care for a racially and ethnically diverse patient population from both rural and urban communities
  • Encourage students from diverse backgrounds to apply to the UCD’s School of Medicine’s Residency Program

Eligibility

Eligible participants are: full-time, Black/African American fourth-year medical students in good standing at accredited U.S. medical schools. Students remain registered at their own schools while participating in the externship at UC Davis; however, student must complete an application form through American Association of Medical Colleges’ Visiting Student Application Service (VSAS): www.aamc.org/programs/vsas/start.htm.

Length

Rotations are four weeks in duration and are subject to space availability.

Mentoring and Networking opportunities

The students will meet Jorge Garcia, M.D., Director of Student and Resident Diversity in the Office of Student and Resident Diversity. Students also will be introduced to members of the Student National Medical Association.

Visit www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/diversity/resident_diversity.html for more information.

Financial assistance

Scholarships (up to $2,000 each, to be used toward visiting elective fees, transportation costs and lodging) will be awarded on the basis of:

  • Academic achievement as indicated by transcripts and Step 1 scores.
  • Leadership
  • Interest in serving underserved populations (community service)
  • Interest in remaining in Oakland/San Francisco/Northern California Bay Area to practice medicine

Deadline

Rolling deadline. Applications must be received 6-8 weeks prior to the elective start date. However, applications received less than 8 weeks may be considered.

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Note: Both applications must be completed for consideration.

More Information

For further information or to receive an application, please contact:

PMF Visiting Elective Scholarship Program
Stalfana Bello, M.P.A., Executive Director
Physicians Medical Forum
Email: executivedirector@pmfmd.com

or

Shea Hazarian
Medical Student and Resident Program Coordinator
Office of Student and Resident Diversity
UC Davis School of Medicine
E-mail: sahazarian@ucdavis.edu

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Sponsor Levels

President Circle: $20,000

Platinum Sponsors: $15,000

Gold Sponsors: $10,000

Benefactor Sponsors: $5,000

Patron Sponsors: $3,500

Table Sponsors: $2,000

Individual Benefactor Sponsors: $1,000

Individual Patron Sponsors: $750

Ticket(s): $200, $350 or $500 each (depending on level)