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Medical Students:
Funded Clerkship for
Underrepresented Visiting Students

Funded fourth-year medical student clerkships in Anesthesiology at the University of Washington (UW) School of Medicine are available at either the UW Medical Center or Harborview Medical Center. Qualified applicants from backgrounds traditionally underrepresented in medicine are encouraged to apply for these positions. Funding up to $2,500 is available for reimbursement of travel, housing, meals and application fees.

Program Description

Our visiting student program is designed to give students the opportunity to experience the exceptional training that the UW has to offer. Students will spend 2-4 weeks at either the UW Medical Center or Harborview Medical Center participating in the care of patients in the general operating rooms. Other subspecialty services may be considered based on availability and interest. Students will care for a variety of patients undergoing both elective and emergent procedures at these tertiary care centers (including a Level I trauma center and the state's largest Safety Net hospital).

In addition to providing an enriching educational experience, this unique opportunity affords students a chance to form close working relationships with residents, fellows and attendings. All visiting students will be invited to interview for our residency in Anesthesiology at the UW during their rotation in Seattle.

Application Requirements

Applicants for the funded positions must come from backgrounds underrepresented in medicine. These backgrounds include:

  • African-American or Black
  • Alaska Native
  • American Indian
  • Mexican American
  • Native Hawaiian
  • Mainland Puerto Rican

Applicants must provide the following:

  • Brief statement of interest in Anesthesiology and the visiting rotation at the University of Washington (250-word limit)
  • One letter of recommendation, preferably from an anesthesiology attending
  • Curriculum vitae
  • Official medical school transcript
  • Completed Diversity Funded Elective application

Applications will be reviewed by members of the Residency Diversity Committee. Applicants who are accepted for a funded rotation must also apply to and be accepted by the UW Visiting Student Program. Interested students can find this program’s requirements and application here.

Applicants not selected for the funded rotation may still apply for unfunded visiting student electives.

Please email us with questions.