Funded Visiting Electives for Underrepresented Minorities

Update (3/2021): Thank you for your interest in our funded visiting student program. We are hopeful to resume our visiting medical student rotations at the University of Washington School of Medicine for the 2021-2022 academic year. We will plan to update this website with updated information as soon as it is available. 

2021 Application deadline and rotation dates are TBD. Requirements will include:

  • Brief statement of interest in Pediatrics and the visiting rotation (250-word limit)
  • Curriculum vitae
  • One letter of recommendation (preferably from a Pediatric attending)
  • Official medical school transcript
  • Completed UW visiting student application

We are happy to answer questions regarding our program and connect you with individuals with shared interest from our residency diversity committee. Please email us with the subject title “Resident Diversity Committee”.

Program Description

The University of Washington/Seattle Children’s Hospital has hosted funded visiting electives for underrepresented minority applicants since 2005. Visiting students spend four weeks in Seattle participating as an acting intern or on our Nephrology elective. Additionally, students are paired with resident and faculty mentors during their rotation and are guaranteed an interview for our Pediatrics residency program at UW. At this time, we plan to resume our funded visiting electives program in the 2021-2022 academic year, with rotations available July through December.