Kaiser Permanente Medical Student Scholarship

Kaiser Oakland is pleased to announce the inaugural Medical Student Diversity Scholarships.

To promote our medical center’s mission to enhance diversity and to help defray the costs of housing, airfare, and other expenses which can make away rotations prohibitive, Kaiser Oakland is offering scholarships of up to $2,000 to senior medical students wishing to pursue fourth-year rotations in Internal Medicine at our medical center. Recipients will be selected based on their record of promoting diversity and inclusion.

Kaiser Permanente (KP) provides population-based health care and is actively involved in research and improving patient care. At KP we are deeply committed to equity of care to a diverse East Bay population. Diversity includes people’s differences in living conditions, in their exposure to inequities & injustices, and empowerment as well as minorities, LGBT individuals and other groups related to race, culture, religion, age, and gender. Kaiser strives to provide optimal care delivery and experience to our patients and to build a broadly diverse community. KP East Bay seeks a diverse workforce that represents the myriad of cultures, ethnicities, and languages that we serve and that will allow us to provide better patient care and a more culturally robust educational experience for our residents. Kaiser Permanente is committed to inclusion for all of our patients, employees, learners and our community.

The Kaiser East Bay residency programs aim to train a diverse group of resident physicians including underrepresented groups and minorities who represent and care for our East Bay community. We sponsor a 4th-year medical student rotation program to try to meet these goals. Students who are interested in the goals of culturally sensitive and competent care are encouraged to apply. A needs-based scholarship of up to $ 2,000 may be made available to you. All applicants must also apply through VSAS and upload the scholarship application under supplemental documents.

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


MORE INFORMATION: For further information or to receive an application, please contact:
Whenalyn Espinosa
Medical Student Program Administrator
275 W. MacArthur Blvd.
Oakland, CA 94611
(510) 752 – 7555
E-mail: Whenalyn.P.Espinosa@kp.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)