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About the Program

The Underrepresented Minority Visiting Elective Scholarship Program supports individuals desiring a 4-week visiting elective in general surgery at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Scholarships are available in amounts up to $2000 for students to use to cover tuition, travel, housing and living expenses associated with the visiting elective.

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Individuals from underrepresented minority populations including African Americans, Hispanic Americans, Native Americans, Alaskan Natives, Native Hawaiians, and other Pacific Islanders are eligible for the program. Additionally, applicants must be:

  • Current students in good academic standing at a LCME-accredited medical school in the United States entering their fourth-year of medical education
  • U.S. citizens or permanent residents

Positions are available in mid-September through late-October.

Students interested in applying for a general surgery residency at UW will have the opportunity to interview for residency during their visiting elective.


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