The Visiting Student Elective Scholarship Program (VSESP)Medical Students and Resident

The UVM Larner College of Medicine believes that a strategic investment to increase access to residency programs will build a strong pathway for future residents and faculty. Our college is proud to offer scholarship opportunities to help support medical students who may face circumstances that would traditionally limit participation in visiting rotations.

The Visiting Student Elective Scholarship (VSESP) program aims to support 4th year medical students, including those from historically underrepresented and underserved populations in medical school, whose diverse experiences and perspectives will contribute to excellence in our residency programs.

The program is designed to increase awareness of opportunities in academic medicine in Vermont and provide clinical exposure during a month-long elective at the University of Vermont Medical Center (UVMMC), a level one trauma center serving a patient population of more than one million people.

VSESP is designed to:

• Increase awareness of opportunities in academic medicine in Vermont for medical students, including those from groups that are underrepresented and underserved in medicine;
• Provide clinical exposure within UVMMC during a month long elective;
• Provide up $2,500* to defray costs related to the visiting clerkship 

Eligible students include fourth-year medical students in good standing who are enrolled in a U.S. LCME accredited allopathic or osteopathic institution (enrolled in a medical degree granting program).

More information on VSESP scholarships and requirements can be found on the departmental websites (listed below). 

Departments offering VSESP scholarships

Emergency Medicine

Orthopaedic Surgery



Radiology (2nd year scholarships)

Radiology (4th year scholarship)



* some programs provide different scholarship amounts. Please check the website for each program.