Department of Urology

Diversity Visiting Student Sub-Internship Program

Application Season – January 10, 2020 through March 1, 2020

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MISSION STATEMENT

It is our mission to educate for the future by providing clinical and research training for candidates interested in academic or community-based careers.

SUB-I DIVERSITY AWARD RECIPIENTS

 

2017 – Daniel Heslop   – Mayo Clinic, Rochester

2018 – Christopher Gonzales-Alabastro – Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine

2019 – Gabriela Gonzalez  – 2019 –  University of California, Davis School of Medicine

 

 

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 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. Visiting sub-internship positions will be available as four week rotations during the months of June, July, August, September and October.

HOW TO APPLY
Please submit the following documents:

  1. CV
  2. Personal statement or letter of interest
  3. Application Form
    • USMLE Step 1 Score:
    • USMLE Step 2 Score (if applicable):
    • Honors and awards
    • Clinical rotations and grades
      • Comments about grading system (if any)
  1. One letter of recommendation from a clinical faculty member
  2. UW VSAS application –– https://students-residents.aamc.org/attending-medical-school/article/visiting-student-learning-opportunities/ – this step is required if you are selected by the department to do a rotation as a visiting student.

Please submit all application materials by March 1, 2020 to the Clerkship Administrator (uroclerk@uw.edu) with the subject line of Urology Diversity Sub-Internship Application.  You will receive confirmation of your application submission within 3 business days and please contact us at uroclerk@uw.edu or 206-543-5662 if you do not.

Visiting sub-internship positions are available as four week rotations:

  • 06/29/20 – 07/24/20
  • 07/27/20 – 08/21/20
  • 08/24/20 – 09/18/20

***Note: students who encounter a scheduling conflict due to timing of their school’s rotation may be given an exemption for a three week rotation within those time frames.

Applications are due by March 1, 2020 and will be reviewed in the weeks that follow.  Notifications and selection of preferred rotation dates will follow and offers are contingent on the successful completion of the required VSAS application.  Applications received after March 1 will be reviewed and decisions based on remaining slots available.

RESIDENCY PROGRAM AIMS

· To recruit some of the nation’s strongest candidates from diverse backgrounds who have demonstrated a foundation of intellect, hard work, curiosity, and leadership.

· To provide our residents an outstanding and well-rounded training experience in a variety of clinical and research settings to maximize their potential.

· To provide excellent mentorship and feedback from academic leaders to encourage our trainees to grow, develop and aspire to become excellent clinicians.

· To inspire our graduates to become academic leaders, leaders in their community and help meet the urologic needs of the WWAMI region.

SUBINTERNSHIP PROGRAM DESCRIPTION

The University of Washington Department of Urology values diversity and inclusion.  We are committed to building and preserving diversity among our faculty, staff, and trainees. The Diversity Visiting Student Sub-Internships Program is a scholarship program designed to give students with a diverse background a chance to experience the exceptional training that the University of Washington has to offer. The scholarship award is to assist with the financial burdens of travel for a visiting student.  Sub-interns at the University of Washington function as members of the surgical team, participating in outpatient clinics, inpatient care, emergency procedures, and the operating room.

Traditionally, sub-interns spend a total of four weeks in two different affiliated hospitals in order to achieve the highest level of education and clinical experience possible, but the experience can vary depending on availability. The four participating locations include:

Sub-interns are expected to give a 7 minute presentation in an area of urology of their choice near the end of their rotation. All visiting students doing a sub-internship in urology will have their formal urology residency interview held during their rotation with a follow up phone interview with the Residency Program Director in November.

More Info

Medical students interested in the urology sub-internship at the University of Washington should contact the Clerkship Administrator: uroclerk@uw.edu

Equal Employment Opportunity Statement

University of Washington is an affirmative action and equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, creed, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, marital status, pregnancy, genetic information, gender identity or expression, age, disability, or protected veteran status.