Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine
Diversity and Inclusion

Visiting Student Elective Program for Students Underrepresented in Medicine

Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine and the McGaw Medical Center of Northwestern University welcome students from diverse backgrounds to apply for senior elective rotations. We are providing stipends of up to $1,500 to qualified students to help defray the cost of an away rotation. We define the following groups as underrepresented for all programs: Black (African/African American), Latino/Hispanic (Mexican American, Cuban, Puerto Rican, Central American, South American), Native American, Native Hawaiian, and LGBT (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender). Women are defined as underrepresented for: orthopedic surgery, surgery, neurosurgery, emergency medicine, urology, and plastic surgery. Men are defined as underrepresented for: obstetrics and gynecology, dermatology, pediatrics and family medicine.

Applications for the Class of 2016 are no longer being accepted. We will begin accepting applications from the Class of 2017 in the spring.

Eligibility Requirements

  • Must be in their final year of medical school
  • Must be in good standing at their medical school
  • Must have completed all core clerkships in Internal Medicine,
    Obstetrics/Gynecology, Pediatrics, and Surgery
  • Must apply to rotate up to and including Fall 3. Winter 1 students may be
    considered pending available funds. Winter 2 and all subsequent blocks
    are not eligible
  • Must be pursuing a medical degree at an LCME-accredited medical school
  • Must be a US Citizen

Apply

Please refer to the Visiting Student website to apply. There you will be able to find requirements and the Visiting Student Elective Program for Students Underrepresented in Medicine Supplemental form.  Students applying for the stipend are encouraged to apply no less than three months in advance to assure adequate processing time for the supplemental application. Acceptance to the Visiting Elective Program for Students Underrepresented in Medicine is contingent upon acceptance to the Visiting Student Program for a U.S. Applicant.

Additional questions should be directed to visitingstudents@northwestern.edu.