Application Process and Requirements
Electronic applications will be accepted from December 1st through March 15th of the third year of medical school. Please upload or send all required application materials via e-mail attachments to firstname.lastname@example.org in order for the application to be considered complete.
Paper applications will not be accepted under any circumstances.
Please submit the following electronic materials:
Complete Application Here
Official Transcripts – Transcripts should be original and printed on either official transcript paper or school letterhead. Mount Sinai does not accept unofficial copies, web printouts (even with school stamp), or photocopies. The transcript should include all the courses/clerkships taken in medical school, including transferred courses, and the grades awarded. **Please note that Students must have completed their required core clerkships before starting the VEPSUM Fellowship Program.
USMLE Step 1 score and USMLE Step 2 scores if available
One letter of recommendation from a Dean at your home institution
One letter of recommendation from a faculty member at your home institution who is in the specialty to which you are applying for in VEPSUM
If accepted into VEPSUM, students will need to apply through the Visiting Student Learning Opportunities (VSLO) system. This should be done only AFTER they have been notified by VEPSUM of their acceptance. VEPSUM will not cover any fees associated with the VSLO process or pre-elective clearance such as specific medical screenings or clearance required for eligibility to rotate as a visiting student.
Applications that are sent only through the Visiting Student Learning Opportunities and not through the above procedure will not be considered for allocated funding or elective placements available through VEPSUM.
We look forward to receiving your application.
For more information, please contact us at:
Gary C. Butts, MD
Dean for Diversity Programs, Policy & Community Affairs
Director, Center for Multicultural and Community Affairs
Sherria McDowell, MPH
Senior Program Manager