Student Clerkship - URM Clerkship

Urology Scholarship for Visiting Clerkship for
Students Underrepresented in Medicine

The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia | The University of Pennsylvania Health Systems
The Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania

The Visiting Clerkship Programs for Underrepresented Minority Medical Students encompass numerous opportunities for 4th year medical students to explore rotations at The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP), The Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (HUP), Penn Presbyterian Hospital (Presby), and Pennsylvania Hospital (Pennsy) in a number of subspecialties. The clerkships include both sub-internship and elective experiences in top-ranked residency programs. Students not only have the opportunity to spend time learning first-hand what it is like to be a resident at these institutions, but they are paired with resident and faculty mentors and meet with Residency Program Directors to aid in their recruitment and preparation for the interview season and Match Process. Funding is given to all accepted clerkship students and includes up to $1,500 for reimbursement of housing and travel.

The purpose of this visiting clerkship program is to give students the opportunity to experience the premier Urology training experience offered at the University of Pennsylvania. Also, this clerkship experience will allow the students an opportunity to form a relationship with current house staff and faculty. Students will have the opportunity to rotate on the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (HUP) service for a 4-week rotation. Students will be expected to function at the level of an advanced medical student. They will be expected to actively prepare for and participate in morning rounds, attend all available operations and give at least one formal presentation during the course of their rotation. Students will be expected to attending all divisional and departmental conferences during this time.

Program Highlights

  • Each student is paired with a Faculty mentor in an area of their interest
  • Each student will be given the opportunity to have a personal meeting with the Residency Program Director in the program of their interest
  • Funding up to $1,500 for reimbursement of travel and housing
  • Opportunity to interact with current UIM residents, fellows, and faculty at social events

Clerkship Program Application

Application Requirements and Information

The application for our Clerkships can be found at All applicants must be rising 4th year medical students and should apply for the clerkship program that correlates to the subspecialty they are pursing in the match. We ask for your general information, your curriculum vitae, a medical school transcript, a personal statement/letter of interest, a photograph, and one letter of recommendation.

Clerkship Coordinator

Questions? Contact Joy McCabe, MSOD