Visiting Clerkship Program for Diverse Students

ClerkshipThe Internal Medicine Visiting Clerkship Program for Diverse Students is sponsored by the OHSU Department of Medicine student and residency programs and the Center for Diversity & Inclusion.

This program provides support, stipend, and mentoring for qualified fourth-year U.S. medical students to participate in a Department of Medicine subspecialty or Intensive Care Unit rotation.

Who Should Apply

Competitive applicants in the Medicine Visiting Clerkship Diversity Program will have demonstrated experience or interest in diversity, health disparities, or serving underrepresented populations.

The program is open to applicants who demonstrate the above or grew up in a rural community and are applying to the OHSU Internal Medicine Residency Program. Clerkships are four weeks in duration and are available, space permitting, to full-time fourth-year students who are U.S. citizens and in good standing at LCME-accredited U.S. medical schools.

Program Goals

For more information about the Visiting Clerkship Diversity Program or to receive an application, please contact:

M.D. , F.A.C.P.
Fourth-Year Clerkship Director
503 494-1164

Clerkship Coordinator
503 494-8676

  • Encourage students to consider a career in internal medicine
  • Enhance student awareness of opportunities in academic medicine
  • Increase the number of diverse students applying to OHSU’s Internal Medicine Residency Program
  • Provide specific mentoring and networking for students

Financial Assistance

A stipend of $2,000 will be awarded to cover room and board and transportation during the internal medicine rotation at OHSU.


All participants are assigned a faculty advisor/mentor and offered opportunities to network with other OHSU housestaff and students.

While on campus, participants will meet our OHSU Internal Medicine Program Leadership and will have an opportunity to participate in a residency interview for the OHSU Internal Medicine Residency Program.

How to Apply

Applicants must apply through the Visiting Student Application Service (VSAS) and must provide the following additional items:

  • Internal Medicine Clerkship Director Endorsement Letter, including details on the student’s qualifications for the Diversity Program
  • Excellent to outstanding performance in the third-year Internal Medicine clerkship (exceptions considered)
  • Student letter of intent as to his/her qualification and desires for participating in the Diversity Program