Diversity Visiting Medical Student Subinternship Program

Program Description
The Diversity Visiting Medical Student Subinternship Program is a funded
program designed to give fourth-year medical students from backgrounds historically underrepresented in medicine the opportunity to experience the exceptional education in psychiatry offered by the University of Washington. Students will spend four weeks on either an adult inpatient psychiatry team at Harborview Medical Center or a child and adolescent psychiatry inpatient team at Seattle Children’s Hospital between late August and December, 2019. They will also attend resident didactics and teaching conferences and will have the opportunity to go to clinic with a psychiatry faculty member or resident once or twice during the rotation.
Funding for this program includes a $3,000 stipend for reimbursement of travel and housing costs. Qualified applicants will be invited to interview for the psychiatry residency program during their rotation.
Application Requirements 
Competitive applicants for funded subinternship positions will have demonstrated academic excellence, strong leadership and extracurricular experience, and a commitment to working with disadvantaged, underserved patient populations. The program is open to applicants demonstrating the above, and who come from backgrounds underrepresented in psychiatry. This includes African Americans, Hispanic Americans, Native Americans, and Asian/Pacific Islanders. Applicants must be strongly motivated to pursue a career in psychiatry and must be in good standing in a U.S. medical school.
How To Apply 
Applicants should submit the following documents: 
  • A letter of interest describing your reason for wanting to participate in this program, your career goals, and how this program would further your career goals
  • Current curriculum vitae (CV)
  • One letter of recommendation from a clinical faculty member, preferably a psychiatrist
  • Medical school transcript
  • Completed application form
Applications will be reviewed by members of the Department’s Diversity Committee. The application deadline is June 1, 2019, and applicants will be notified of the committee’s decision by June 15, 2019. Students selected for this program will need to complete their application to the Visiting Student Application Service (VSAS) by July 8, 2019. Applicants not selected for the funded subinternship program may, if interested, be entered into the general pool of applicants for visiting rotations.
Please submit applications and any questions to: Deborah Cowley, MD, at dcowley@uw.edu.