Department of Urology

Diversity Visiting Student Internship Program

PROGRAM DESCRIPTION

The Diversity Visiting Student Sub-Internships Program is a funded program designed to give students with a diverse background a chance to experience the exceptional training that the University of Washington has to offer. Students will spend four weeks on two of the urology services teams at Seattle Children’s Hospital, University of Washington Medical Center, Harborview Medical Center and/or Puget Sound VA Hospital and care for a variety of patients in our tertiary care centers. Students will participate in all the duties and functions of a medical student sub-intern. They will also be expected to attend all scheduled house staff teaching sessions, conferences and present at the Department of Urology Grand Rounds at the end of their rotation.

WHO SHOULD APPLY

Competitive applicants in the Department of Urology Sub-Internship Diversity Program will have demonstrated academic excellence, strong leadership and extracurricular experience. The program is open to applicants who demonstrate the above and belong to groups that are underrepresented in the health and science professions as defined by the Association of American Medical Colleges: African American, American Indian, Alaska Native, Hispanic American and Asian/Pacific Islander. Those who apply to the program should be students strongly motivated to pursue a career in Urology. Clerkships are four weeks in duration and are available, space permitting, to full-time third and fourth-year students who are in good standing at LCME-accredited U.S. medical schools.

PROGRAM GOALS

  • Encourage students to consider a career in Urology
  • Enhance student awareness of opportunities in academic medicine
  • Provide specific mentoring and networking for underrepresented students
  • Identify future leaders in Urology

APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS

Applicants must be on track to complete all required clerkships through their home medical school prior to beginning this internship. Funded Visiting Internship positions will be available during the months of June, July, August, September and October. Funding includes a stipend of up to $750  to cover housing and travel costs. At the completion of the clerkship, qualified applicants may be invited to interview  for a residency position in Urology at the University of Washington.

HOW TO APPLY

Please submit the following documents:

  • Current Curriculum Vitae
  • Personal Statement, in which you describe the reason you would like to participate in this program, your career goals and explain how this internship would further enhance these goals
  • One letter of recommendation from a clinical faculty member
  • Medical School transcript
  • USMLE Step 1 score report; if already taken, please also submit Step 2 score report.
  • Application Form

Applications will be reviewed by faculty members of the selection committee. Application deadline is June 1, and results of the application process will be posted on June 30. Applicants not selected for the funded pool may, if interested, be entered to be considered into the general pool of applicants for visiting rotations.

Please submit your application materials and forward any questions to Jessica Green, Education Program Manager, jessie4@uw.edu.