Visiting Senior Student Scholarship Program for Department of Pediatrics

​Fourth-year medical students from U.S. schools may choose to take an away rotation at UC San Diego School of Medicine, especially if they are interested in learning more about our UC San Diego Pediatric Residency program. The Visiting Student Scholarship Programs provide up to $2,000 each, to be used toward visiting student elective fees, transportation costs and lodging. 

Visiting Student Scholarships 

  • URiM and/or from disadvantaged backgrounds
  • Physician/Scientist Track 
  • Underserved Pediatrics Subspecialities 


Eligible participants are full-time, fourth-year medical students in good standing at accredited U.S. medical schools. Students remain registered at their own schools while participating in the four-week elective at UC San Diego.

Each student must also apply for eligible Department of Pediatric clerkship rotations through the American Association of Medical Colleges' Visiting Student Learning Opportunity (VSLO)'s Online Application . For more information, please visit the UCSD's Visiting Student webpage.


To apply for a scholarship, please send a completed application to   Applications will be reviewed once all required documents are received.


The scholarship applications are reviewed on a rolling basis between April- December.