Visiting Medical Students

Visiting StudentsOHSU Pathology's clinical experience curriculum is open to visiting medical students as space allows. Students from accredited US medical schools to are welcome to apply. 

Diversity Program for Visiting Medical Students 

The OHSU Diversity Program for Visiting Medical Students was established to enhance student awareness of opportunities in academic medicine at OHSU and increase the number of diverse students applying to OHSU's residency programs. The program offers qualified applicants mentoring, networking, and financial assistance in the form of a $2,000 stipend towards room and board and transportation during the rotation at OHSU. All participants will be assigned a faculty advisor/mentor and be offered opportunities to network with other OHSU housestaff and students.

Competitive applicants for the Diversity Program for Visiting Students will have demonstrated personal experience or interest in diversity, health disparities, or serving underrepresented populations. The program is open to applicants who demonstrate the above, have expressed interest in applying to an OHSU Residency Program, and at least one of the following: grew up in a rural community or have experienced significant disadvantage or adversity. Rotations are four weeks in duration and are available, space permitting, to full-time fourth-year students who are in good standing in an accredited U.S. medical school. 

To apply, visit the Visiting Student Application Service (VSAS) and provide the following additional items: 

  • Letter of Endorsement from related Core Clerkship Director, including details on the student's qualifications for the Diversity Program
  • Student letter of intent as to his/her qualification and desires for participating in the Diversity Program 
  • Demonstrated excellent to outstanding performance in the related third-year clerkship (exceptions considered)

Diversity Program for Visiting Students Application 

For more information about the OHSU Diversity Program for Visiting Students or to receive an application, please contact: GME Diversity Program, Maya Severson at or (503) 494-8652.