Summer Emergency Medicine Fellowship for Underrepresented Minorities in Medicine 

The UCSF Department of Emergency Medicine welcomes medical students interested in completing a 6-week summer fellowship in our emergency department. This fellowship is open to medical students who are underrepresented in medicine (URM) and have completed their 1st year in medical school. 
The goal of this fellowship is to foster interest in emergency medicine to URM students by providing individualized mentorship, hands-on clinical experience, research and academic opportunities. Our aim is to recruit students from diverse backgrounds and to provide them with clinical and research experience that will help them develop into advocates for social change. This fellowship is a pipeline program that is committed to increasing diversity in emergency medicine. 

COVID-19 Update for Summer 2023

Given ongoing restrictions we are likely to have an opportunity for a virtual program format for non-UCSF students. The availability of in-person activities and clinical preceptorships for both UCSF and Visiting students remains contingent on the status of the pandemic and on local and institutional regulations at the time of the course. 



This fellowship is open to URM medical students enrolled in LCME accredited instutions who self-identify as being from disadvantaged backgrounds AND who have completed their first year of medical school and have an interest in Emergency Medicine. 


According to the AAMC “underrepresented in medicine means those racial and ethnic populations that are underrepresented in the medical profession relative to their numbers in the general population...which includes African Americans, Hispanics, American Indians, Alaska Natives, native Hawaiians, and other Pacific Islanders.”

Please disclose in your application if you already are participating in another funded Summer Mentorship or Research program. Preference will be given to students NOT participating in another funded Summer Research opportunity.


A $3500 stipend will be provided to all students*. Funding may be used for housing, travel/transportation, meeting registration, meeting travel and research resources. 
*Note for UCSF Students ONLY: UCSF medical students who are accepted for our program will be expected to apply for funding through the UCSF Summer Explore program. Assistance will be provided to acceptance students for obtaining a research mentor/project for Summer Explore submission.
COVID-19 Pandemic: In-person participation in the program will be subject to university travel rules and restrictions for both mentor and student. The $3500 monetary award will still be issued for virtual mentorship participants.
Funding will be awarded to students who have not received other funding for the same project; receipt of additional research funding should be immediately disclosed by the applicant.
Funding must be used between May 1, 2023 – September 30, 2023