Visiting Student Elective Scholarship Program (VSESP)



The University of Vermont, Department of Radiology is excited to invite students who identify as underrepresented to apply to the radiology Visiting Student Elective Scholarship Program (VSESP) funded fourth-year rotation, beginning in October, 2023.  Please apply for the elective via VSLO in addition to your VSESP application.  Thank you for your interest in our program. 

The VSESP in Radiology, sponsored by the Office of Diversity, Equity & Inclusion and the Department of Radiology at the University of Vermont will offer one student elective positions during the months of October and December 2023, with housing provided and a$1,500 stipend for reimbursement of travel, housing, meals, books and registration fees. 


Eligibility and Application Process

  • Fourth year medical students in good standing at an accredited U.S. medical school.
  • Apply for a rotation through the Visiting Student Learning Opportunities Program. E-mail Zachary (, the Radiology VSESP Coordinator.
  • A letter of interest (500 words or less), describe how your experience as an underrepresented student in medicine has shaped your path to pursue a career in radiology and describe how you identify as an underrepresented student.  We welcome individuals of racial and ethnic diversity, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, religion, belief, thought or philosophy, disability, education level, Veteran status, and life experience to apply.  Please also relay any unique socioeconomic circumstances.


The University of Vermont, Department of Radiology is in Burlington, Vermont, is a new American Community with increasing racial and ethnic diversity.

One visiting rotation, 4 weeks in length, will be offered beginning October 2, 2023

In this course students will spend one week each in up to four different radiology subspecialties (upon availability). This experience is specifically designed to introduce senior students to the field of radiology who are considering the specialty as a career and desire an experience at UVM.

Students will become more familiar with the fundamental principles of imaging, pertinent anatomy and pathology, image interpretation, appropriateness and contraindications of imaging studies, and the general role of imaging in the clinical arena.

Students will spend each day working side by side with the attending radiologist and the radiology resident at the sub-specialty clinical work station. Radiology staff will review the cases of the day, teaching general principles of radiology, pertinent anatomy and pathology, and interpretation of imaging exams. The team will work together and with the referring physicians to gather additional patient information and make suggestions about other imaging modalities to help in solving the clinical problem.

All students will attend didactic and case-based conferences 2 - 3 hours per day. Students will spend one day with the Radiology technologist rotating through all of the imaging modalities. All students will be expected to research and write up an interesting case, which will be presented to the Radiology attendings and residents on the last Wednesday of the elective.

While participating in VSESP, visiting students are invited to attend a variety of teaching sessions alongside the radiology residents.

There will be no overnight or weekend shifts for visiting students.


Each visiting student in the VSESP Radiology Program will be matched with a resident and mentorship from faculty with diverse subspecialty training and interests including: 

 Breast Imaging
 CTNuclear Medicine
 Diagnostic Radiology
 Interventional Radiology

Feedback and Evaluation

A Standardized Letter of Evaluation (SLOE) will be completed for all our visiting students, written and signed by the Program Director.  Grades for purposes of the SLOE will be Honors, High Pass, Pass, and Fail.  Grades for transcript purposes will be based on each student’s home institution grade options. 

Information for visiting students.