The Visiting Student Elective Scholarship Program (VSESP)
The Larner College of Medicine believes that a strategic investment in diversifying and mentoring the pool of potential residents will help build a strong pipeline for future residents, fellows and faculty. The Visiting Student Elective Scholarship Program (VSESP), sponsored by the Office of Diversity, Equity & Inclusion and faculty at the University of Vermont Medical Center (UVMMC) provides support for fourth year medical students from groups underrepresented in medicine.
VSESP is designed to:
• Increase awareness of opportunities in academic medicine in Vermont for underrepresented medical students;
• Provide clinical exposure within UVMMC during a month long elective;
• Provide $2,500 to defray costs related to the visiting clerkship;
• Diversify the pool of residents potentially making a positive impact on the future diversity of our fellows and faculty
Eligible students include fourth-year medical students in good standing who are enrolled in a U.S. LCME accredited allopathic institution (enrolled in a medical degree granting program) and who are from URM groups. These groups include Hispanic (Mexican, Chicano or mainland Puerto Rican), other Hispanic (Cuban, Dominican or other), Black/African-American (not of Hispanic origin), Native American or Asian Pacific Islander.
More information on VSESP Scholarships and requirements can be found on the departmental websites (listed below).
Departments offering VSESP scholarships