Underrepresented in Medicine
Visiting Student Program
The University of Illinois College of Medicine Peoria Underrepresented in Medicine (URM) Visiting Student Program is open to medical students who are part of a group that is underrepresented in medicine. This includes students who identify as African Americans and/or Black, Hispanic/Latino, Native American (American Indians, Alaska Natives, and Native Hawaiians), Pacific Islander, mainland Puerto Rican, LGBTQ+, and students who come from disadvantaged backgrounds.
URM Visiting Student Program
- Offers a month-long rotation in one of 11 specialty areas, mentoring from faculty and residents as well as from our Housestaff Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Council.
- Provides a stipend of $1,500 to defray the costs associated with travel and staying in Peoria during the visiting rotation.
- Welcomes visiting students for a robust and supportive clinical learning environment through a competitive application process for a limited number of training opportunities.