4th-year Medical Students Scholarship

UVA medical school students


The Department of Radiology and Medical Imaging is proud to offer up to $1,500.00 to help offset the costs of travel and housing for up to two highly qualified medical students per year who wish to do a visiting radiology elective at our institution during the months of June through November and whose backgrounds, interests or goals will bring diverse experiences and interests to UVA’s Department of Radiology and Medical Imaging.

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 elective experience will hopefully encourage students to consider a career in Radiology, enhance the students’ knowledge of academic medicine and provide them with specific mentoring and networking opportunities. Click here to read about the experiences of the first two recipients of the scholarship.

Students may do the 4-week General Diagnostic or 4-week Interventional Radiology elective. At the conclusion of the elective, they will be expected to function at the level of an advanced medical student. Students will be expected to actively participate in morning teaching conferences and attend daytime didactic lectures, conferences and Grand Rounds with our residents and other medical students. Becoming involved with a scholarly or teaching project will be highly encouraged.


Competitive applicants should have demonstrated academic excellence, leadership skills and a variety of extracurricular experience. Students should be strongly considering a career in Diagnostic or Interventional Radiology. The program is open to applicants who are first generation medical school attendees and/or socioeconomically disadvantaged students who have overcome substantial educational or economic obstacles in pursuit of their medical education.


  • Must attend an LCME‐accredited medical school
  • Be on track to complete all required basic coursework and clerkships at and graduate from their home institution
  • Completed VSLO application (should include medical school transcript)
  • Updated Curriculum Vitae
  • Personal Statement outlining why you want to participate in this program and how it will help you achieve your overall career goals
  • 2×2 photograph
  • USMLE Step 1 score
  • USMLE Step 2 score, if available

Due Date

Applications for the scholarship should be submitted to RadEducation@virginia.edu, in addition to your request of a rotation through VSLO. Scholarship applications are being accepted—while scholarships remain available—through October 1st of each year.

Contact Information

Please submit your application materials and forward any questions to:

Medical Education Staff
Email: RadEducation@virginia.edu