Diversity in Medicine Visiting Student Scholarship


Given the rapidly evolving impact of novel coronavirus (COVID-19) in new locations across the globe, including in the U.S. and here in Rhode Island, the Diversity in Medicine Visiting Student Scholarship Program is on hold for the 2020-2021 clinical year. The timeline for resumption of the program has not been determined and will depend on the status of the pandemic. 

Please note: when the program resumes, the availability of rotations will likely be limited.   Thank you for your understanding.

Diversity in Medicine Visiting Program

The Diversity in Medicine Visiting Student Scholarship is a program co-sponsored by the Office of Diversity and Multicultural Affairs and Warren Alpert Medical School's affiliated medical departments. 

This program is an opportunity for qualified underrepresented (URM) students to participate in clinical electives at The Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University. Participants will interact with residents and faculty as well as receive mentorship from the members of the Brown Minority Housestaff Association (BMHA).

Providence, Rhode Island

Providence is a “minority majority” city due to its diverse population with 38% of the population Hispanic/Latino, 16% Black/African-American, 6.4% Asian and 1.4% Native American/Alaskan Native. Providence is also an active refugee resettlement site, serving as a new home to refugees from all over the world.

Participating Departments:

  • Anesthesiology
  • Dermatology
  • Diagnostic Imaging
  • Emergency Medicine
  • Family Medicine
  • Internal Medicine
  • Neurosurgery
  • Obstetrics and Gynecology
  • Ophthalmology
  • Pathology and Laboratory Medicine
  • Pediatrics
  • Surgery

2020-2021 Fourth year elective Calendar


Fourth year medical students in good academic standing at a U.S. accredited medical school. Student must have completed all core clerkships at their home institution.

To apply:


The 2020-2021 clinical year application process is postponed until further notice. 

To be considered for the scholarship award, it is requested students first apply through an online application system that is separate from VSAS.  Please email [email protected] for information on the available electives and to be placed on our application request list.


$1,000.00 stipend awarded to students at the completion of the visiting elective for travel, housing and/or personal expenses.

Resources available to guide student's housing search in Providence.

Contact us: 

If you have any questions please email: [email protected]