Yale Visiting Program for Students Underrepresented in Medicine (YVPSUM)

Dr. Inginia Genao

Associate Professor, Director of YVPSUM, 
Associate Chair for Diversity and Inclusion and 
Graduate Medical Education Director of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion

The Yale Visiting Program for Students Underrepresented in Medicine (YVPSUM) offers an opportunity for URM medical students to spend four-weeks in an elective at Yale New Haven Hospital-York Street Campus and/or Yale New Haven Hospital- St. Raphael Campus (5 minutes apart by shuttle). This Program will immerse the participating students in clinical medicine.  In addition, the Program will expose students to clinical and research faculty, medical students and residents, and Department and Residency Program leadership.  Moreover, the students will participate in Yale and New Haven community activities, and other social engagements. Eligible students include fourth-year medical students in good standing who are enrolled in a U.S. LCME accredited allopathic institution (enrolled in a medical degree granting program) and who are from URM groups.  These groups include Hispanic (Mexican, Chicano, or Mainland Puerto Rican), Other Hispanic (Cuban, Dominican, or other), Black/African-American (not of Hispanic origin), Native American, or Asian Pacific Islander.

Dr. Inginia Genao is the Director of the Yale Visiting Program for Students Underrepresented in Medicine (YVPSUM).


Scholarship

A $1500 scholarship is offered by the Program (YVPSUM) for housing, meals, etc. to visiting students participating in the Program during their approved elective rotation.  After visiting URM students arrive in New Haven, scholarship funds are distributed.

In addition, the Program (YVPSUM) will waive the Yale School of Medicine $150 application processing fee for those students approved and confirmed to participate in the Program.


12 Electives Offered

The visiting student medicine electives available for this Program are listed below and are listed on the AAMC Visiting Student Application System (VSAS) website in the 2017-18 catalogue.  Each elective is approximately 4 weeks in duration.  Yale School of Medicine medical student elective block rotation dates are followed by all visiting medical students.  You'll have the option of choosing the Yale elective block rotation dates when you submit your application in VSAS for a clinical medicine elective.  For more detailed elective descriptions for visiting medical students please go the Yale School of Medicine website at https://medicine.yale.edu/education/curriculum/advancedtraining/clinicalelectives/visitingelectives/ 

IMED 306:  Internal Medicine Allergy and Immunology Elective 

IMED 302:  Internal Medicine Cardiology Elective (YNHH)

IMED 309:  Internal Medicine Endocrinology Elective

IMED 307:  Internal Medicine Gastroenterology Elective

IMED 211:  Internal Medicine Hematology Elective

IMED 315:  Internal Medicine Hepatology Elective

IMED 319:  Internal Medicine Nephrology Elective (YNHH & VA)

IMED 301:  Internal Medicine Medical Intensive Care Elective (MICU)

IMED 320:  Internal Medicine Occupational & Environmental Medicine Elective

IMED 322:  Internal Medicine Oncology Inpatient or Outpatient Elective

IMED 323:  Internal Medicine Pulmonary Elective (YHHH & VA)

IMED 325:  Internal Medicine Rheumatology Elective


Eligibility Criteria for YVPSUM


• fourth-year medical student 
• Students must have completed all core clinical clerkships before participating in the Program (YVPSUM)
• Students must be in good standing in a medical school at a U.S. LCME accredited allopathic institution (are enrolled in medical degree-granting programs).
• Are from groups under-represented in medicine, specifically Hispanic (Mexican, Chicano, or Mainland Puerto Rican), Other Hispanic (Cuban, Dominican, or other), Black/African-American (not of Hispanic origin), Native American, or Asian Pacific Islander.

This Program is NOT available to medical students in the following categories:
• attend or are graduated from non-U.S. medical schools
• attend medical schools that are not LCME accredited by the Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC)
• attend osteopathic medical schools (are enrolled in Doctor of Osteopathy-granting programs)*
• foreign medical students on an F-1 Visa who attend U.S. medical schools 
• are not from groups underrepresented in medicine

*In January 2018, URM medical students enrolled in an accredited osteopathic medical school will be able to submit their applications in VSAS to the Yale School of Medicine for an elective rotation.

Application Process and Requirements


• Applicants must meet all the eligibility criteria listed above to apply to the Program (YVPSUM).
• The Yale VSAS (AAMC Visiting Student Application Service) application process opens in May each year.  Applications will be processed starting June each year.
• All students from U.S. LCME accredited allopathic institutions wishing to visit Yale School of Medicine for a clinical elective during the academic year need to apply using the AAMC Visiting Student Application Service (VSAS) at www.aamc.org/vsas.  
o We suggest you apply to more than one of the twelve Yale Department of Internal Medicine electives listed.
o The AAMC VSAS application fee is $35.
o The Program (YVPSUM) will waive the Yale School of Medicine $150 application processing fee for those students approved and confirmed to participate in the Program.
• After you submit your VSAS application, please write to Dr. Inginia Genao, Director of the Yale Visiting Program for Students Underrepresented in Medicine at YVPSUM@yale.edu that you have…
1) submitted your VSAS application to the Yale School of Medicine, Internal Medicine ___________________ Elective(s) AND…
2) that you are interested in participating in the Yale Visiting Program for Students Underrepresented in Medicine during your elective rotation
• All students will be notified by email about the status of their application to the Program (YVPSUM).