The UAB School of Medicine and the UAB Hospital Graduate Medical Education Office, in collaboration with the UAB Office for Diversity & Inclusion, is providing support for fourth-year medical students to participate in a variety of four-week rotations at our academic medical center.

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Note: Each year, programs, eligibilty, award, and application process are subject to change. The information below is for reference only.  

Applications for this 2020 have closed. Please continue to check back for 2021 information.  

Participating Residency Programs

  • Anesthesiology
  • Diagnostic Radiology & Interventional Radiology
  • Emergency Medicine
  • General Surgery
  • Neurology
  • Neurosurgery
  • Obstetrics & Gynecology
  • Otolaryngology
  • Pediatrics
  • Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation
  • Psychiatry
  • Urology


  • Fourth-year medical students in good standing at an accredited U.S. allopathic or osteopathic medical school
  • Students must self-identify as under-represented in medicine (URiM)
  • Students must have completed all core clerkships
  • Students must have successfully passed USMLE Step 1

Scholars Receive

  • $1,000 stipend toward travel, food, and housing
  • Networking opportunities with faculty, residents, and students interested in your success

How to Apply

Note: The information below is for the 2020 application cycle, which has closed. Please continue to check back for 2021 information. 

Please send the following to Justin Evans, GME Diversity and Inclusion Program Manager, at

  • Personal Statement (500 words max)
  • CV
  • Application form - Download Here
  • Standard application through VSAS required

The number of students selected for visiting rotations in a clinical specialty will be strictly determined by each department. Participation in a visiting student determined by each department. Participation in a visiting student rotation does not guarantee an invitation for residency program interview. Invitations to interview are provided at the discretion of the individual program.


The AAMC defines URiM as "those racial and ethnic populations that are underrepresented in the medical profession relative to their numbers in the general population."