The Department of Pediatrics (DOP) at UAB Heersink School of Medicine and UAB Hospital Graduate Medical Education Office, in collaboration with the UAB Office of Diversity and Inclusion, is eager to announce that applications are now being accepted for the Visiting Student Rotation Scholarship for Pediatrics.
The Visiting Student Rotation Scholarship provides funding for visiting fourth-year medical students to participate in four-week clinical rotations in the DOP located at Children’s of Alabama. The DOP’s goal is to improve awareness of and accessibility to training opportunities in Pediatrics at UAB amongst medical students of diverse cultural, socioeconomic, and ethnic backgrounds. All students are encouraged to apply. Scholarship recipients will select their clinical rotation on a space-available basis.

Now accepting applications.
  • Four week rotation as either an acting intern or elective student (for course listings, visit course catalog.

  • $2000 stipend to offset travel, housing, and living expenses (on campus housing is encouraged, information will be provided)

  • Access to UAB’s medical library, Lister Hill Library, will be provided

  • Networking opportunities with faculty, residents, and students interested in your success

Applicant Requirements - Must attend US medical school

  • Must be a fourth-year student in good standing at an accredited U.S. allopathic or osteopathic medical school who has completed core rotations in pediatrics, internal medicine, ob/gyn, and surgery.

Application Components

  • Completion of the Visiting Student Rotation Scholarship application

  • Personal Statement (500 words max)

  • CV

  • Completion of VSAS application

Please send all completed applications to Justin Evans, GME Diversity and Inclusion Program Manager, at and Hannah Martin, Fourth Year elective coordinator, at
For further questions, please contact Cassi Smola, M.D., Assistant Professor, Division of Pediatric Hospital Medicine, at or Hannah Martin, at

Click here for the application