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OHSU Diversity Program for Visiting Students – Contact for an Application

Posted by on Friday, April 27, 2018 in Uncategorized .

Program Goals
• Enhance student awareness of opportunities in academic medicine at OHSU and in Portland
• Increase the number of diverse students applying to OHSU’s Residency Programs
• Provide mentoring and networking for diverse students


Program Details
• Competitive applicants in the Diversity Program for Visiting Students will have demonstrated personal experience or interest in diversity, health disparities, or serving underrepresented populations.
• The program is open to applicants who demonstrate the above, have expressed interest in applying to an OHSU Residency Program and at least one of the following: grew up in a rural community, are part of an underrepresented minority group, or have experienced significant disadvantage or adversity.
• Stipends are open to full-time fourth-year students who are in good standing in an LCME-accredited U.S. medical school and are participating in one of two rotation time frames:
August 20, 2018 – September 14th, 2018
September 24, 2018 – October 19th, 2018


Applying to the Program
Interested applicants must fill out the Diversity Student Stipend and email it directly to
In addition, students must apply through VSLO formerly the Visiting Student Application Service (VSAS) and upload the following additional items:
• Letter of Endorsement from related Core Clerkship Director, including details on the student’s qualifications for the Diversity Program
• Demonstrated excellent to outstanding performance in the related third-year clerkship (exceptions considered)

For more information about the OHSU Diversity Program for Visiting Students or to receive an application, please contact: GME Diversity Program, Maya Severson or Andrew Justicia at (503) 494-8652.