Fostering Inclusivity: Expanding Horizons with the Visiting Clerkship Award

Los Angeles County + USC Medical Center (LAC+USC) serves a diverse patient population that traditionally has not had adequate access to healthcare including emergency services. Our Emergency Medicine Residency Program, which is open to all eligible students, strives to recruit an equally diverse group of residents who are dedicated to the care of the underserved and are motivated to work with this population both inside and outside of the hospital.

To help us reach this goal, the Department of Emergency Medicine, Office of the Dean and the Office of Diversity and Inclusion at the Keck School of Medicine are excited to offer the Diversity in Medicine Visiting Clerkship Award, which provides support for fourth year medical students to participate in visiting student clerkships at our institution. One goal of this program is to increase awareness of opportunities in emergency medicine for student groups traditionally underrepresented in medicine.

Recipients of the Diversity in Medicine Visiting Clerkship Award will be provided a stipend to assist with housing, transportation, and travel for our four-week senior elective in Emergency Medicine. The program will provide a stipend for up to $2,000 to each recipient to help defray the costs of an away rotation.

Applicant requirements

The program is open to all medical students in their fourth year of medical school who are in good standing, applying for residency in Emergency Medicine and meet all of the requirements for rotation applicants.  Consistent with our Notice of Non-Discrimination Statement, we welcome all applicants.

Along with a brief Diversity in Medicine online application students must submit a CV, letter of good standing from their institution and one-page personal statement. The personal statement should describe the applicant’s interest in our Emergency Medicine rotation and what they hope to gain from the rotation.

As a reminder: Applicants must also submit the following materials that are required for all applicants to our EM rotation:

  1. Visiting Student Learning Opportunities (VSLO) application to our four-week senior elective in Emergency Medicine.
  2. Sub-I Online Application

All applications will be reviewed by our Diversity and Inclusion Committee.

Application deadline April 15, 2023

Please direct any questions to DEM.DEI@med.usc.edu