Highland IM Scholarship Program

Highland Internal Medicine Visiting Elective Scholarship Program

The Highland Internal Medicine Visiting Elective Scholarship Program was established to encourage fourth year medical students who are underrepresented in medicine to attend rotations at our community based Internal Medicine training program set in a busy safety net hospital. We hope to promote student interest in applying to our Internal Medicine residency training program.


  • Fourth year visiting medical students whose racial or ethnic identities are underrepresented in medicine, students who identify as LGBTQ, students with disabilities, students who are first generation to college, and/or students from disadvantaged backgrounds (e.g. family with an annual income below established low-income thresholds).
  • Student must be in good academic standing at an accredited medical school


  • Interest in pursuing a career in Internal Medicine
  • Interest in serving underserved populations
  • Academic achievement (as indicated by transcripts, letter of recommendation, etc.)
  • Demonstrating a commitment to the advancement of culturally and/or linguistically responsive care or diversity through leadership, research or community involvement.

How To Apply

The application process requires submission of the following:

  1. Essay outlining why you think you would be a good candidate to receive the scholarship
  2. Medical School transcripts
  3. USMLE Step 1 score report
  4. Letter of recommendation from a faculty member with whom you have worked clinically

More Information or to Apply

Scholarship applications must be received by April 30, 2023. If you have any questions about the scholarship, please contact Dr. Bruketawit Girma at bgirma@alamedahealthsystem.org

Sponsor Levels

Presenting Sponsors: $25,000

Title Sponsors: $15,000

Champion Sponsors: $10,000

Benefactor Sponsors: $5,000

Individual Title Sponsors: $1,500

Individual Champion Sponsors: $1,000

Table Sponsors: $2,750

Ticket(s): $275, $500 or $1000 each per person (depending on level)

Individual Tickets for students: $275, $500 or $1000 each per person (depending on level)