Listed here are unique and relevant opportunities for students interested in cardiothoracic surgery. Please contact programs directly for additional information.

University of Washington Carlos A. Pellegrini Diversity Visiting Student Program

The Diversity Visiting Student Internships Program is a funded program designed to give students with a diverse background a chance to experience the exceptional training that the University of Washington has to offer. Students will participate in all the duties and functions of a medical student sub-intern. They will also be expected to attend all scheduled house staff teaching sessions and conferences. Funding includes a stipend of up to $3,000 to cover housing and travel costs. At the completion of the clerkship, qualified applicants may be invited to interview for a residency position in their areas of interest at the University of Washington in one of our 4 residency training programs in Cardiothoracic, General, Plastic and/or Vascular Surgery.

Competitive applicants in the Surgery Department Visiting Student Internship Diversity Program will have demonstrated academic excellence, strong leadership and extracurricular experience. The program is open to applicants who demonstrate the above and belong to groups that are recognized as historically underrepresented in the health and science professions including: African American, American Indian, Alaska Native, Hispanic American and Asian/Pacific Islander. Those who apply to the program should be students strongly motivated to pursue a career in Cardiothoracic Surgery, General Surgery, Plastic Surgery or Vascular Surgery. Clerkships are four weeks in duration and are available, space permitting, to full-time fourth-year students who are in good standing at LCME-accredited U.S. medical schools.

Deadline for application is May 1, 2018.

More information and application details can be found at:


Please submit your application materials and forward any questions to Dr. Elina Quiroga at elinaq@uw.edu.