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Visiting Minority Medical Students

Subsidized Visiting Elective Program

The Subsidized Visiting Elective Program (SVEP) provides support for under-represented minority medical students to gain clinical exposure in the form of a month long elective at Boston Medical Center affiliate hospital of Boston University School of Medicine. Our goal is to increase student's consideration of the academic training programs offered at the institution.

Accepted visiting students will be provided housing as well as receive reimbursement for travel and application processing fee. In addition, students will meet URM faculty, residents, and./or fellows, as well as have the opportunity to explore the city of Boston. 

Application Deadline: April 6th 2015

Who Qualifies

  • Currently enrolled full-time 3rd year medical students applying to senior elective rotations
  • Good academic standing at a LCME accredited institution
  • Individuals belonging to a group considered under-represented in medicine (Black/African-American, Hispanic/Latino, Native American, and Pacific Islander/Native Hawaiian)
  • US Citizens or permanent residents

How to Apply

This process requires two separate applications, the Subsidized Elective Application which awards the subsidy, and the Visiting Student Application Service (VSAS) which allows students to register for an elective at Boston University School of Medicine.

STEP 1

A completed Subsidized Elective application consists of the following:

Please submit your resume/cv and application directly to our office via mail or email. Official transcripts are to be sent by school officials. (See top right column for contact information and address)

STEP 2

Notification of  student's application status will be provided via email by early May. Accepted students will need to upload documents required by Boston University School of Medicine into VSAS. Once documents are approved by BUSM Registrar Office students will be allowed to register for an elective starting early May 2015.

Students are responsible for arranging their elective with the clinical department. The Office of Minority Physician Recruitment will provide guidance and support to ensure accepted students secure the appropriate elective. Please note: elective rotations should be scheduled between the months of August, September, October, or November.

If you have questions about the Subsidized Visiting Elective Program, please contact Justin McCummings at 617-638-9559 or  minority.recruitment@bmc.org

Boston University School of Medicine links:

Fourth Year Course Catalogue

Elective Schedule

Contact Us

Boston Medical Center
Office of Minority Physician Recruitment
72 East Concord Street, A-210
Boston, MA 02118
Call: 617.638.9559
Fax: 617.638.9558
E-mail: minority.recruitment@bmc.org


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