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.

How to Apply

Students should meet the requirement to apply for a visiting rotation through VSLO.

*Students who attend other medical schools are welcome to apply for the Visiting Student Program.

Step 1: Apply through the Visiting Student Learning Opportunities
Step 2: UICOMP Visiting Student Program Application

Applications currently open for acceptance and will be considered until all positions are filled.


Contact Us

Office of Graduate Medical Education
One Illini Drive
Peoria, Il 61605
Phone: 309-671-8450
Fax: 309-671-8452