Medical Student Opportunities

Visiting Student Learning Opportunities (VSLO) Formerly VSAS

Please consider applying for one of our many VSLOs.  We strive to help all participants feel comfortable and welcome, and we are eager to include as many applicants as possible with a diversity of backgrounds.

Visiting Externship for Students Underrepresented in Medicine (VESUM)

Please explore this link to learn more about our VESUM Stipend and the various externships available to for students underrepresented in medicine, through the Office of Multicultural and Community Affairs

Latino Medical Student Association (LMSA)

The purpose of the UConn LMSA is to address the health needs of the Latino community, as well as to promote the interests and support of those students who identify themselves as Latino students of the UConn School of Medicine through social, cultural, educational, political and other activities.

Faculty Advisor:
Dr. Rocio Chang
Dr. Julian Nieves III

Student National Medical Association (SNMA)

The Student National Medical Association (SNMA) is the nation's oldest and largest student organization focused on the needs and concerns of medical students of color. Membership includes more than 8,000 medical students, pre-medical students, residents and physicians. The SNMA boasts over 40 years of service and is committed to addressing the needs of underserved communities, and increasing the number of clinically excellent, culturally competent, and socially conscious physicians. UConn's SNMA organizes Culture Shock annually, which is one of the biggest social events of the year. It is a celebration of the diverse and unique heritage of the University of Connecticut student body and is attended by many members of the UConn Health community. In addition to the wonderful festivities, all proceeds are donated to a selected charity. Our UConn chapter is also involved in mentorship, community outreach, and service. National website:

Faculty Advisor:
Dr. Marja Hurley
Dr. Hynes M. Birmingham