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Visiting Elective Scholarship

Highland IM Scholarship Program

Thank you very much for your interest in the Highland Internal Medicine Visiting Elective Scholarship Program! The Highland Internal Medicine Visiting Elective Scholarship Program was established to encourage fourth year medical students who are underrepresented in medicine to attend rotations  at our  community based Internal Medicine training program set in a busy safety net hospital. 

We hope to promote student interest in applying to our Internal Medicine residency training program


Scholarship recipients receive generous support to help facilitate their participation in an elective rotation at our institution, including the following:

  • AirBNB gift certificate ($1,300)

  • DoorDash gift certificate ($200)

  • Figs gift certificate ($200)

  • Pocket Medicine: The Massachusetts General Hospital Handbook of Internal Medicine

  • Highland Internal Medicine Hooded Sweatshirt, coffee mug, lanyard, and water bottle 


  • Internal Medicine Sub Internship

  • Gastrointestinal Medicine

  • Pulmonary/Critical care

  • Nephrology

  • Hematology/Oncology

  • Cardiology 

  • and more


  • Fourth year visiting medical students whose racial or ethnic identities are underrepresented in medicine, students who identify as LGBTQ, students with disabilities, students who are first generation to college, and/or students from disadvantaged backgrounds (e.g. family with an annual income below established low-income thresholds).

  • Student must be in good academic standing at an accredited medical school


Scholarships will be awarded on the basis of:

  • Interest in pursuing a career in Internal Medicine

  • Interest in serving underserved populations

  • Academic achievement (as indicated by transcripts, letter of recommendation, etc.)

  • Demonstrating a commitment to the advancement of culturally and/or linguistically responsive care or diversity through leadership, research or community involvement.


Click the link below to access the online Highland Internal Medicine Visiting Elective Scholarship Program application. 

The application process requires submission of the following:

  1. Essay outlining why you think you would be a good candidate to receive the scholarship

  2. Medical School transcripts

  3. USMLE Step 1 score report

  4. Letter of recommendation from a faculty member with whom you have worked clinically 


We offer a limited amount of scholarship opportunities every year. This application will remain open until all our available scholarships have been awarded. If you have any questions, please contact Dr. Bruketawit Girma at 

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