Visiting Elective Program for Students

Scholarship Overview

UVA Department of Pediatrics is proud to offer up to $2000 to help offset the costs of travel and housing for highly qualified medical students who wish to do a visiting pediatrics rotation during the months of August through March. We are seeking individuals whose backgrounds, interests, or goals will bring diverse experiences and interests to our 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 first-hand our Department’s inclusive culture and welcoming environment. This experience will enhance students’ awareness of opportunities in academic medicine, provide them with networking opportunities, and hopefully encourage students to consider a career in Pediatrics. Students will be paired with a UVA Pediatric faculty member who will serve as their mentor and will receive the opportunity to meet with our residency Program Director.

Students will rotate for four weeks on one of the following services: General Pediatric Wards, Neonatology, Adolescent Medicine, or Ambulatory Pediatrics. 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 and work at least one week of nights (General Wards and NICU). On the Ambulatory Pediatrics sub-internship, students will be expected to give one formal presentation during Friday Morning Teaching Rounds (usually the last Friday of the rotation). They will also be
expected to attend all morning reports, teaching conferences, and Grand Rounds with our residents.


This opportunity is open to a limited number of competitive applicants who have demonstrated academic excellence, strong leadership, and a variety of extra-curricular experiences. Students should be strongly motivated to pursue a career in pediatrics. 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, and students who come from backgrounds underrepresented in medicine (Black/African‐American, Hispanic/Latino, American Indian, Asian/Pacific Islander, Alaskan Native, and LGBTQ+).


  1. Must attend an LCME‐accredited medical school
  2. Be on track to complete all required clerkships at the home institution
  3. Completed VSLO application (should include letters of recommendation and medical school transcript, Curriculum Vitae, USMLE Step 1 score report, 2×2 photograph, and Step 2 score report if available)
  4. Personal statement on why you want to participate in this program and how it will help
    you achieve your overall career goals

Contact Information & Due Date

Please submit your application materials and forward any questions to Marlo Meyer (Pediatric Education Administrator) at or 434.466.1939.

Applications are accepted on a rolling basis with a final deadline of July 1, 2023.