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UCI Dermatology Diversity Visiting Student Scholarship

The UCI Dermatology Residency Program is pleased to offer a Diversity Visiting Student Scholarship for visiting students in need of financial assistance to attend our dermatology clerkship. We will offer up to two $2500 scholarships for travel and/or housing-related costs associated with attending the clerkship. Through the application, students should demonstrate how their background and experience help to promote an environment of inclusive excellence.

See UC Diversity Statement. The deadline to apply is May 5, 2023.

The UCI Dermatology Residency Program is committed to promoting diversity, health equity, and inclusion in medicine. In support of increasing the number of visiting medical students underrepresented in medicine (URIM) attending our dermatology clerkship, we invite rising 4th year medical students to apply for the Diversity Visiting Student Scholarship.

Scholarship Application Process

  • Apply to the UCI Dermatology Elective 620B through the VSLO/VSAS website.
  • Provide letter of recommendation (from a medical school faculty member in any medical specialty).
  • Share your background and experience in response to the following questions:
    • How would your background and experience help to promote an environment of inclusive excellence? (Not to exceed 250 words) (For information on inclusive excellence at UCI
    • How are you equipped to serve a diverse patient population during residency? (Not to exceed 250 words).
  • Email your responses and attach your letter of recommendation to our residency coordinator, Terena Wells (

Scholarship Eligibility

  • Rising 4th year medical student in good standing at an LCME or COCA-accredited medical school.
  • Demonstrated commitment to inclusive excellence.
  • Self-identify as a member of an underrepresented in medicine group.

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