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 are proud of Kaiser Permanente’s social mission, research, clinical expertise, and leadership efforts in helping communities thrive. As part of this mission, we recognize the potential of future physicians and their contributions by offering $5,000 scholarships to rising fourth-year medical students selected for their demonstrated commitment to under-served communities.

Delmar C. Sanders, M.D. was a prominent Neurosurgeon in the Oakland/San Francisco Bay Area. He strongly believed in eliminating healthcare disparities among minorities and was a dedicated member of the Sinkler Miller Association. Dr. Sanders passed away in August, 2015. In his honor and to continue his legacy, his family is funding this scholarship to assist residents who are in a neurosurgery training program.

The Visiting Elective Scholarship Program (VESP) supported by the Physicians Medical Forum (PMF) was established to encourage African American/Black fourth year medical students to apply for a fourth year clinical elective offered through Children’s Hospital & Research Center Oakland (dba UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospital Oakland).

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)