Acting Internship (AI) Elective Program

This program is a visiting student elective in the clinical departments which provides fourth year URiM students from other medical schools stipend for travel and living expenses during their month-long rotations. Free student housing availability is limited. Funding is provided by the individual departments. The goal of this program is to encourage URiM students to favorably consider WCM for residencies. Participants work closely with the clinical team in the selected department and are paired with a faculty mentor, also meeting with the residency program director.   The program was initiated by the Office of Diversity and Inclusion with participation by the Departments of Surgery and Pediatrics in 2017.  


List of WCM Departments Accepting Applications 

  • Obstetrics and Gynecology


  • Dermatology - Visiting Scholarship for Medical Students Underrepresented in Medicine 

The New York Presbyterian Weill Cornell Department of Dermatology is pleased to announce the Minority Visiting Scholarship. This is a stipend provided to medical students underrepresented* in medicine who plan to pursue a residency in dermatology. The funding is intended to cover part of the cost of a month-long away elective at the Weill Cornell Department of Dermatology. The amount awarded per student is $1500. A maximum of two students are selected per year. 

Please submit a one paragraph statement of interest in our program to our residency program coordinator, Mynaria Everette ( in addition to submitting your away rotation application through the AAMC Visiting Students Learning Opportunities (VSLO) program. The deadline for submission is July 31, 2023.

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