Medical Students

UCSF Fresno Emergency Medicine Scholarship for Visiting Students

The UCSF Fresno Emergency Medicine program is excited to offer a visiting student scholarship opportunity to individuals from disadvantaged backgrounds, who are committed to working with underserved populations, or are interested in working with issues related to diversity, equity, and inclusion.

Our institution was established to meet the needs of the San Joaquin Valley by training and retaining physicians to provide care in our region.  It is the mission of the UCSF Fresno Department of Emergency Medicine to promote health in Central California by providing innovative and excellent patient care while training the next generation of physicians and advancing patient-centered research while serving our culturally diverse and medically under-served patient population.  It is our goal to train physicians who reflect the diversity of our surrounding communities.

Scholarship Amount: $2,500

Application Deadline: March 22, 2024

Eligibility:  To qualify for this scholarship, you must

  1. Be entering your final year of medical school
  2. Planning to pursue a residency in Emergency Medicine.
  3. Identify as a student from a Disadvantaged Background**
  4. Be in good academic standing.
  5. Requirements for the UCSF Fresno’ clinical electives must also be met. 
  6. Pass Step 1 of the USMLE or COMLEX Level 1 prior to the start of your rotation.

** Family with an annual income below established low-income thresholds AND/OR from a social, cultural, or educational environment such as that found in certain rural or inner-city environments that have demonstrably presented barriers to navigating admissions or access to medical careers.

This scholarship supports students by reducing the costs related to the clerkship travel, application/tuition fee and housing expenses. 

To apply, complete this form

Elective Courses

Questions about the clerkship or scholarship?
Email Clerkship Co-Directors, Dr. Courtenay Pettigrew (
[email protected]) and Dr. Scott Reichelderfer ([email protected]) or Program Coordinator, Nancy Xiong at [email protected].

For any questions, or to learn about the application process, please contact:

Clerkship Co-Directors

Courtenay Pettigrew, MD
Clerkship Co-Director
[email protected]

Scott Reichelderfer, MD
Clerkship Co-Director
[email protected]

Program Coordinator

Nancy Xiong, Program Coordinator
(559) 499-6647
[email protected]