Underrepresented in Medicine Visiting Scholarship

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OHSU is dedicated to being an organization diverse in people and ideas. We recognize the importance of a diverse workforce to maximize our potential for quality patient care, creativity, innovation, educational excellence, and outstanding service.

In support of our commitment to recruit trainees who represent the entire population we serve, the OHSU Dermatology Residency Program is excited to announce the Underrepresented in Medicine Visiting Scholarship.

Program benefits

• A 4-week visiting rotation at OHSU Dermatology Department (limited to specific rotation dates; please see application)

• Reimbursement up to $2,000 for travel, housing, and application expenses

• An assigned faculty mentor

• A resident or fellow near-peer mentor

• A personal meeting with the Residency Program Director


  • At time of anticipated rotation, the applicant must be a 4th year medical student at an accredited medical school in the United States or territories with an interest in completing a residency in dermatology.
  • Applicants must meet the definition of diversity as determined by OHSU School of Medicine. OHSU School of Medicine defines diversity as:
    • Persons from racial or ethnic groups that are underrepresented in medicine and biomedical sciences: (a) Black or African American, (b) Hispanic or Latino/a (individual of any gender identity originating from Mexico, Central or South America, or Caribbean cultures), (c) American Indian or Alaska Native, and (d) Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander.
    • Persons from rural environments, defined as the majority of childhood years in a frontier environment or rural town as specified by the Oregon Office of Rural Health (i.e., a town of less than or equal to 40,000 population and at least 10 miles from a community of that size or larger).
    • Persons who have experienced significant disadvantage or adversity (i.e., a first-generation college graduate; a recipient of social service resources while in elementary or secondary school, enhanced education or other programs for diverse populations; or by experience of economic, cultural, educational or family adversity).

Click here for more information on OHSU School of Medicine's Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Anti-Racism Strategic Action Plan.

How to apply

  1. Applicants must meet all listed requirements of the OHSU M.D. Program. To view these, visit OHSU Visiting Students
  2. Applicants must submit an application for an OHSU Dermatology Visiting Rotation through the VSLO in one of the specified rotation blocks
  3. Applicants must complete a scholarship application: OHSU Dermatology Underrepresented in Medicine Funded Visiting Rotation (or button below)

Priority Deadline: 4/10/23
Applications received by this deadline will be given priority review. Subsequent applications will be reviewed until the program is filled. 

Scholarship Offers: Week of April 24
Scholarship offers will go out by the week of April 24 and will include the specific visiting rotation being offered.


For all questions or inquiries, please email Dermatology Medical Student Coordinator.