Visiting Program for Students Underrepresented in Medicine
The Yale Visiting Program for Students Underrepresented in Medicine (YVPSUM) was inaugurated in 2017. It offers an opportunity for URM medical students to spend four weeks in a medicine elective at Yale New Haven Hospital's York Street or Saint Raphael campuses (five minutes apart by shuttle).
This program immerses the participating students in clinical medicine and exposes students them to clinical and research faculty, medical students and residents and Department and Residency program leadership. Moreover, the students participate in Yale and New Haven community activities and other social engagements.
Eligible students include fourth-year medical students in good standing who are enrolled in a U.S. LCME accredited allopathic institution (enrolled in a medical degree granting program) and who are from URM groups. Learn more about eligibility and the application process.
Applications Opened: 05/01/2021
Deadline for Application: 09/30/2021
Scholarship & Housing
Scholarship: The Yale Visiting Program for Students Underrepresented in Medicine is offering a scholarship to U.S. medical students eligible and approved to participate in the program. The YVPSUM scholarship will pay up to $1500 to assist in travel and lodging while students rotate in an Internal Medicine elective at Yale New Haven Hospital and participate in the program. Scholarship funds are provided in the form of a check to visiting medical students after their medicine elective rotation at Yale ends.
Housing: The program does not currently offer housing for visiting medical students approved to participate. After you are approved to participate, the program will provide a list of housing resources so you may secure housing for yourself in New Haven.