LENGTH OF ROTATION
Rotations are four weeks in duration and are subject to space availability.
MENTORING AND NETWORKING OPPORTUNITIES
Each student will be paired with a faculty member in their areas of interest that will serve as a mentor and advisor. They will be given the opportunity to have a personal meeting with the Residency Program Director or Associate Program Director provided the student has not yet entered the match process. They will also be paired with a resident, ideally from a similar background, who will serve as a peer mentor and resource during the student’s visit. They shall also be able to attend educational activities of the department.
The program will pay a $2000 stipend only to out-of-state visiting elective students, to support costs associated with participation. Participants will receive compensation upon successful completion of the rotation.
To ensure that URM Visiting Elective participants are placed at the correct elective sites, follow the steps below.
Step 1: Complete the URM Visiting Elective application.
Step 2: Receive correspondence on the status of your URM Visiting Elective application from the IU School of Medicine Office of Diversity.
**Please note, that participation in the URM Visiting Elective program is contingent upon availability of visiting electives.
Step 3: Complete the Visiting Student Learning Opportunities (VSLO – also known as Visiting Student Application Services or VSAS) application. Submit all required items for IU School of Medicine, and your desired elective. : https://students-residents.aamc.org/attending-medical-school/article/visiting-student-learning-opportunities/.
- The application must include:
- A personal statement
- One letter of recommendation
- Curriculum Vitae
- An official medical school transcript.
**Please note, VSLO application fees will apply.**
There are a limited number of visiting elective positions available each academic year. FA|PD|D accepts visiting elective applications on a rolling basis.
OTHER ELIGIBLE PROGRAMS
If you are a successful candidate in this program, and are invited back for a residency interview, then you qualify for the Underrepresented in Medicine Residency and Fellowship Second Look Program. This program provides funding to support residency or fellowship interview visits to the IU School of Medicine.
Support is available for up to $250 for an in-state candidate and up to $500 for an out-of-state candidate.
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