VSESP 6-22-22
PGY2 2020

Eligibility and Application Process

  • Full-time fourth year medical student in good standing at a LCME or COCA accredited US medical school. 
  • Apply for a rotation through the Visiting Student Learning Opportunities program (formerly known as VSAS).

Email Krista Koeller, the Program Specialist, Office of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion:

  • A letter of interest (In 500 words or less, describe how your experience as an underrepresented student in medicine has shaped your path to pursue a career in Medicine) and describe how you identify as an underrepresented student.  We welcome individuals of racial and ethnic diversity, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, religion, belief, thought or philosophy, disability, education level, socioeconomic background, Veteran status, and life experience to apply. 

Information for visiting students. 


The Department of Medicine at UVM is committed to diversifying and mentoring the pool of potential residents that will help build a strong pipeline for future faculty in Medicine. 

Our Visiting Student Elective is a 4-week acting internship designed for 4th year medical students who intend to pursue a career in Medicine.  The elective is offered from May through February each year.  

The Scholarship program provides a $2,500 stipend to visiting students to support travel and housing during the elective.

Students will work at the UVM Medical Center and our Outpatient Clinic in the greater Burlington, Vermont area.  We see an extensive range of Medicine cases as the only Level One Trauma hospital for a large geographic area including Vermont and Upstate New York.

During the elective, students will work on one or more of our sub-specialty services which include:  cardiology, dermatology, endocrinology, gastroenterology hepatology, hematology oncology, hospitalist medicine, infectious diseases, nephrology, primary care, pulmonary critical care, and rheumatology.

Students participate in Medicine Grand Rounds held every Friday.  Students will become part of our Medicine family during their month as they learn more about our program and the beautiful Burlington area.

Rotations include assignments to one or more subspecialties to allow exposure to different types of Medicine cases.  Students will work in a variety of settings that include patient rounds, office visits at our outpatient center, Emergency Department consultations.  Students rotating have ample opportunities to participate in many procedures within the scope of Medicine.



Students will benefit from working alongside our dynamic residents and faculty who come from a broad range of backgrounds and have unique academic interests. Mentorship and advising takes place with our close-knit group of residents, a mid-rotation question answer session with our Program Director, and mentorship from faculty with diverse subspecialty training and interests.

Feedback and Evaluations

PowerPoint presentation required at conclusion of rotation.  Teaching evaluations for faculty mentor and/or resident staff required.  Evaluations will be completed by the course director and individual faculty and/or resident staff with close observation of the student.  Grades for transcript purposes will be based on each student’s home institution grade options.  

Sponsored by the department of Medicine at the University of Vermont Medical Center and the Office of DEI at the Larner College of Medicine.

Aims to:

  • Increase awareness of training and career opportunities in academic Medicine.
  • Encourage students from diverse backgrounds to apply to the University of Vermont Medical Center’s Medicine residency program.
  • Provide mentorship and networking for fourth-year medical students underrepresented in medicine.

Course Dates

Rotation dates follow the Larner College of Medicine academic calendar. 


  • Jun 2024
  • July 2024  
  • Aug 2024
  • Sep 2024
  • Oct 2024


Program Specialist, Office of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion

Krista Koeller