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Residency Program

URM Externship Scholarship

Emergency URM Externship Scholarship

The USF Emergency Medicine Residency program is committed to fostering diversity in our workplace. We are interested in continuing to recruit residents from diverse backgrounds. We believe we should reflect the patient population we serve. Not only does this help us to function better as a team, we also think it is critical to ensuring exceptional health care and alleviating healthcare disparities. To this end, the USF Emergency Medicine Residency is pleased to offer a travel scholarship for underrepresented minority visiting students.

  • Fourth year medical students from under-represented backgrounds (racial, ethnic, socioeconomic status, sexual orientation, gender identification) who intend to pursue a residency in emergency medicine residency. Students must be enrolled at an accredited US medical school and be in good standing.

    1. All applicants must also apply for our rotation via VSAS, though students may submit the Scholarship Application prior to completing the VSAS process.
    2. Complete our USF specific URM Scholarship Application Form and submit the required documents specified within the application form. (Submit Forms to Dr. Andrew Thomas,
    3. Submit a copy of your CV and medical school transcript along with the URM Scholarship Application form. (Submit Forms to Dr. Andrew Thomas, Please include all documents as attachments within the same email.
  • Award recipients will be selected at the discretion of the University of South Florida Division of Emergency Medicine. Final selections will be made by our Diversity Committee which is composed of faculty and residents.

  • Applications should be completed no later than May 30th, 2021.

  • This year we will offer 2 scholarships for up to $1000 to reimburse travel and housing during the 4-week elective. Students will complete approximately 14 emergency department shifts. In addition to traditional ED shifts, students will participate in simulation, procedure labs, and receive hands-on ultrasound training. Shifts are primarily in the adult Emergency Department at Tampa General Hospital but do include a small number of shifts in the Pediatric Emergency Department as well. At the end of the rotation, the student will give a brief presentation of an interesting case and include discussion of the disease, its management, or other unique aspect of the case. There are not required quotas for the number of patients seen, however it is expected that students will attempt to see a high volume of patients (consistent with their comfort level) without compromising patient care. Students should attempt to see a variety of chief complaints and care for a diverse patient population. Student grades are based on end-of-shift evaluations completed by the attending physician, end-of-rotation case presentations, and professionalism/attendance/participation at emergency medicine conferences. Shift evaluations are scored in various domains to reflect SLOE domains.

More Questions?

Contact our 4th year Clerkship Director, Dr. Andrew Thomas, at