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Visiting Sub-Internship Scholarship

Program Description

The Department of Urology at the University of Kansas Medical Center has a core mission to educate and train students of diverse backgrounds. The Visiting Sub-Internship Scholarship is designed for a senior medical student who is pursuing a residency in urologic surgery. This scholarship bridges an important gap between the costs associated with an away rotation and interest in the exceptional education offered by our urology program. Preference for the award will be given to students from diverse backgrounds that have been historically underrepresented in urology.

Students will spend four weeks as a sub-intern on the urology service at the University of Kansas. Additional sites of exposure during the rotation may include: Children's Mercy Hospital and the Veteran's Administration Hospital. During the rotation, students will have extensive exposure to resident didactics and teaching conferences. Students will have access to a myriad of learning experiences including: the operating rooms, patient wards, clinics, as well as simulation. In addition, the opportunity to participate in a variety of research opportunities exists.

The scholarship is intended to defray the costs of travel to Kansas City and the cost of lodging during the rotation up to $2000.

Application Requirements

  • Fulfill all requirements and apply for urology rotation at University of Kansas via VSAS
  • Current curriculum vitae
  • Letter of recommendation (preferably from a urology faculty member)
  • Letter of interest for the scholarship and in the KU urology program
  • Good standing at a US medical school and be a US citizen or permanent resident

Application Due Date: 2 months prior to requested rotation start date.
Applicants will be notified within a month of submission.
Awards will be made on a rolling basis until designated funds are used.

Please submit applications and any questions to: Debra DeConink,

Casey Kowalik, MD
Associate Program Director

Moben Mirza, MD, FACS
Residency Program Director

Last modified: Mar 04, 2020