CU OB-GYN Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI) Externship Scholarship

The University of Colorado OB-GYN Residency Program is committed to celebrating diversity in all forms.  Our mission is to foster a welcoming, inclusive program that actively employs strategies to recruit highly qualified residents from underrepresented groups in medicine to the University of Colorado.

CU OB-GYN Residency Mission Statement

The Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology is excited to offer scholarships to visiting fourth year medical students from historically underrepresented groups applying to OB-GYN. The focus of this externship is to support the mission of the CU Anschutz School of Medicine to improving health outcomes of patients who come from marginalized backgrounds. The scholarship is intended to help cover travel, housing, and/or personal expenses during the student’s 4-week long rotation. The purpose is to support and guide medical students from underrepresented groups who have an interest in the OB-GYN Residency Program and University of Colorado SOM.

Scholarship recipients will complete a 4-week rotation in an approved OB or GYN acting internship elective focusing on serving patients from marginalized backgrounds with the following benefits:

  • Each recipient will be paired with a faculty and resident mentor
  • Each recipient will meet with the program director personally
  • Funding for $2500 for reimbursement of travel, housing, personal expenses
  • Complete a health equity project by the end of the rotation

For more information about the University of Colorado OB-GYN Residency Program, click here.

For more information on available externships, please click here.

Please note: Scholarships are awarded on a rolling basis and applicants will be notified of final decisions when the selection process is complete. The scholarship will be given at the end of your rotation once you have met all requirements for your rotation, have passed and are in good standing.


  • All 4th year medical students who intend to match into an OB-GYN residency program
  • Completion of all core clerkships at a U.S. accredited medical school in good academic standing
  • Passing score on Step 1

VSAS Application

  • CV, transcript uploaded to VSAS
  • One letter of recommendation

Supplemental Application with 500-word Essay 

  • Please fill out the supplemental application and submit your 500-word essay here


Email the medical student clerkship coordinator, Carly Hollinshead, with any questions or concerns.


Contact Info

Carly Hollinshead
Medical Student and Residency Specialist
12631 East 17th Avenue
Room 4007, B198-1
Aurora, CO 80045

Phone: (303) 724-2548


Deadline to Apply:

April 10, 2023

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