OHSU Diversity Program for Visiting Students

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

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 Benefits

  • Mentoring. All participants will be assigned a faculty advisor/mentor and be offered opportunities to network with other OHSU house staff and students.
  • Financial Assistance.  A stipend of $2,000 will be awarded to cover room and board and transportation during the rotation at OHSU.

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 or have experienced significant disadvantage or adversity.
  • Rotations are four weeks in duration and are available, space permitting, to full-time fourth-year students who are in good standing in an LCME- accredited U.S. medical school.
  • Available programs include: Anesthesiology, Emergency Medicine, Family Medicine, Internal Medicine, Neurology, Pediatrics, Psychiatry, Surgery and others.

Applying to the Program