Yale Visiting Program for Students Underrepresented in Medicine (YVPSUM)
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 (5 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. These groups include Hispanic (Mexican, Chicano, or Mainland Puerto Rican), Other Hispanic (Cuban, Dominican, or other), Black/African-American (not of Hispanic origin), Native American or Asian Pacific Islander.
Dr. Inginia Genao is the director of the Yale Visiting Program for Students Underrepresented in Medicine (YVPSUM).
12 Electives Offered
The visiting student electives available for this Program are listed below and are listed on the AAMC Visiting Student Application System (VSAS) website. Each elective is approximately four weeks in duration. For detailed elective descriptions of the 12 Medicine electives listed below that we offer visiting students, please visit Yale School of Medicine/Medical Education at Yale/Visiting Student Electives. See "Program Details" below for Yale elective rotation dates.
IMED 306: Internal Medicine Allergy and Immunology Elective
IMED 302: Internal Medicine Cardiology Elective (YNHH)
IMED 309: Internal Medicine Endocrinology Elective
IMED 307: Internal Medicine Gastroenterology Elective
IMED 211: Internal Medicine Hematology Elective
IMED 315: Internal Medicine Hepatology Elective
IMED 319: Internal Medicine Nephrology Elective (YNHH)
IMED 301: Internal Medicine Medical Intensive Care Elective (MICU)
IMED 320: Internal Medicine Occupational & Environmental Medicine Elective
IMED 322: Internal Medicine Oncology Inpatient or Outpatient Elective
IMED 323: Internal Medicine Pulmonary Elective (YHHH)
IMED 325: Internal Medicine Rheumatology Elective
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.
- Fourth-year medical students
- Students who have completed all core clinical clerkships before participating in the program (YVPSUM)
- Students who are in good standing in a medical school at a U.S. LCME accredited allopathic institution (are enrolled in medical degree-granting programs).
- Students from groups underrepresented in medicine, specifically Hispanic (Mexican, Chicano, or Mainland Puerto Rican), Other Hispanic (Cuban, Dominican, or other), Black/African-American (not of Hispanic origin), Native American or Asian Pacific Islander.
- Attend or are graduated from non-U.S. medical schools
- Attend medical schools that are not LCME accredited by the Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC)
- Attend osteopathic medical schools (are enrolled in Doctor of Osteopathy-granting programs)
- Foreign medical students on an F-1 Visa who attend U.S. medical schools
- Are not from groups underrepresented in Medicine
Application Process and Requirements
- Applicants must meet all the eligibility criteria listed above to apply to the Program (YVPSUM).
- The Yale VSAS (AAMC Visiting Student Application Service) application process opens in early May for clinical electives for the upcoming academic year. The new AAMC VSAS website opens in January to accept student applications for Yale electives beginning in June.
- All students from U.S. LCME accredited allopathic institutions wishing to visit Yale SOM for a clinical elective during the upcoming academic year need to apply using the AAMC Visiting Student Application Service (VSAS)
- We suggest you apply to more than one of the Internal Medicine electives listed above.
- The AAMC VSAS application fee is $40
- The program (YVPSUM) will waive the Yale School of Medicine $200 application processing fee for those students approved and confirmed to participate in the program.