Visiting Students

UCSF Fresno Department of Medicine Scholarship for Visiting Students 2023

UCSF Fresno Department of Medicine 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 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.

Eligibility:  To qualify for this scholarship, you must

  •     Be entering your final year of medical school (graduating 2024)
  •     Planning to pursue a residency in Medicine.
  •     Identify as a student from a Disadvantaged Background**
  •     Be in good academic standing.
  •     Apply for IM sub-internship through VSLO. International, offshore, and non-LCME students can apply through our UME office by emailing [email protected]

Requirements for the UCSF Fresno’ clinical electives must also be met. For more Information CLICK HERE

** 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 fees and housing expenses.

Students can apply online using this link below
Click Here to Apply

Applications will be reviewed starting March 18th, 2024 and accepted on a rolling basis until all four scholarships are awarded. We encourage you to apply early.