GME Residents & Fellows
Just Announced: Visiting 4th Year Scholarship to UVA’s General Surgery Department
We are proud to offer up to $1500.00 to help offset the costs of travel and housing for highly qualified medical students who wish to do a visiting surgical clerkship at our institution during the months of August through October and whose backgrounds, interests or goals will bring diverse experiences and interests to UVA’s General Surgery Department.
The purpose of this scholarship is to provide medical students the opportunity to experience what it is like to live and work in Charlottesville, while experiencing firsthand our Department’s inclusive culture and welcoming environment. This clerkship experience will hopefully encourage students to consider a career in Surgery, enhance students’ awareness of opportunities in academic medicine and provide them with specific mentoring and networking opportunities. Additionally, students will have the opportunity to meet with the Program Director.
Students will rotate for four weeks on one of our core General Surgery rotations such as the Colorectal, Hepatobiliary, Minimally Invasive and Foregut services. They will be expected to function at the level of a sub-intern or advanced medical student. Students will be expected to actively prepare for and participate in morning rounds, attend daytime operations, work at least 2 weekends, and give at least one formal presentation during their visit with us. They will also be expected to attend all morning reports, teaching conferences, morbidity and mortality conferences, and Grand Rounds with our residents.
I write to ask for your support for the new visiting 4th year Scholarship to UVA’s General Surgery Department. The program is open to applicants who are first generation medical
school attendees, socioeconomically disadvantaged students, individuals who have overcome substantial
educational or economic obstacles or students who come from backgrounds underrepresented in medicine
At the University of Virginia we are committed to academic excellence and recognize that understanding differences is essential to culturally competent education and health care. As our country becomes more diverse and health care disparities persist, we need to ensure that the health care workforce that we train is prepared to lead, live and work effectively in such an environment. With the support of the Dean’s Office and the University president, we strive for cultural competence in our learners, staff, and faculty through curricular initiatives and a commitment to holistic approaches to recruiting, pipeline, admissions and hiring processes. We review our efforts and activities continuously, and partner with other schools in the University to share our successes and opportunities for improvement. We invite you to explore our GME website and encourage you to contact us directly for further information.