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Visiting Learner Rotations

The Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology at the University of California, Irvine Medical Center in Orange, CA welcomes visiting students and trainees of all levels. See below for application process and requirements
High School Students »

 

  • See also: Short-Term Clinical Observer section for more information
  • Some faculty members offer opportunities for high school students interested in learning more about a career in medicine to shadow them in both clinic and operating room settings.
  • Appointment can be for anywhere from 1 week to 1 year
  • The following would be required to begin your rotation
  • Please email a cover letter stating your specific interest in OBGYN, resume, and dates of your visit to obgynquestions@hs.uci.edu for consideration.
  • Please include “High School Student Shadowing Request” in the email subject.
  • Allow at least 3 months for onboarding and medical clearance. Requests will be reviewed on a monthly basis.
Undergraduate Students »

 

  • See also: Short-Term Clinical Observer section for more information
  • There are opportunities for undergraduate students to assist with research projects and/or shadow faculty members in both clinic and operating room settings.
  • Appointment can be for anywhere from 1 week to 1 year
  • Please email a cover letter stating your specific interest in OBGYN, resume, and dates of your visit to obgynquestions@hs.uci.edu for consideration.
  • Please include “Undergraduate Student Shadowing Request” in the email subject.
  • Allow at least 3 months for onboarding and medical clearance. Requests will be reviewed on a monthly basis.
  • If selected, you will be required to complete all items on the Clinical Observer Checklist
Short-Term Clinical Observer »

 

  • See also: High School Students & Undergraduate Students sections for more information
  • If you are interested in shadowing a faculty member in our department for 2 weeks or less and would not require any grade, follow-up documentation, or proof of rotation you would be a Short-Term Clinical Observer
  • All types of learners- minimum age 16 to M.D.
  • Please email a cover letter stating your specific interest in OBGYN, resume, and dates of your visit to obgynquestions@hs.uci.edu for consideration.
  • Please include “Short-Term Clinical Observer Request” in the email subject.
  • Allow at least 3 months for onboarding and medical clearance. Requests will be reviewed on a monthly basis.
  • If selected, you will be required to complete all items on the Clinical Observer Checklist
Research Rotations »

 

  • Student Research Intern Program (SRIP) up to one year
    • Non-UC Irvine undergraduates and qualified high school students over 16 years old can apply.
    • Please email a cover letter stating your specific interest in OBGYN, resume, and dates of your visit to obgynquestions@hs.uci.edu for consideration.
    • Please include “SRIP Request” in the email subject.
    • Allow at least 3 months for onboarding and medical clearance. Requests will be reviewed on a monthly basis.
    • If selected, you will be required to complete all items on the Research Compliance SOP form
  • Other Research Opportunities
    • Learners of all ages and training levels with legal U.S. working status can apply
    • Please email a cover letter stating your specific interest in OBGYN, resume, and dates of your visit to obgynquestions@hs.uci.edu for consideration.
    • Please include “Research Rotation Request” in the email subject.
    • Allow at least 3 months for onboarding and medical clearance. Requests will be reviewed on a monthly basis.
    • If selected, onboarding will be required.
  • School of Biological Sciences BIO199 undergraduate research program (BIO199). The BIO199 program enables UC Irvine undergraduate students to pursue independent research for school credit by conducting experimental laboratory, field or clinical research as an apprentice scientist. If interested, please visit their website.
Medical Student Away Rotations »

 

  • 4th year medical students have the opportunity to complete an away rotation with our department after our current medical student rotation schedules are finalized.
  • Apply through VSAS - the following will be required:
    • AAMC Standardized Immunization Form
    • Background Check
    • BLS/ACLS Document
    • Confidentiality Agreement
    • Cover Letter indicating reason(s) for your goals for the rotation and/or interest in UCI OB/GYN
    • CV/Resume
    • Mask Fit Results
    • Photograph
    • Proof of Malpractice Coverage
    • School Evaluation Form
    • Medical School Transcript
    • USMLE Score
  • Applications should be submitted by May 1st of each year
  • Away rotation offers will be released starting May 14th
  • Please note that our department cannot accommodate a different grading scale for each institution. A final grade will be distributed upon completion based on the current UCI Grading Scale.
  • Our residency program strongly supports UC Irvine Health's efforts to promote inclusive excellence throughout our enterprise. UC Irvine hosts a Residency Open House annually in May for medical students who come from and/or have experience serving disadvantaged patient populations, with financial support available to selected applicants.  Prospective UCI OB/GYN residency applicants who attend the Residency Open House are also eligible to apply for financial support for a visiting elective rotation with our program.
    • Support includes up to $750 in reimbursement for costs related to a visiting sub-internship with our program, as well as optional, cost-free housing with one of our current residents. 
    • Interested applicants should submit the following:
      • Registration for the UCI Residency Open House
      • VSAS application for the visiting medical student elective(s) of their choice.
      • So that we can link the two applications appropriately, in your Residency Open House registration please use the last question on the registration survey to indicate your interest in funding specifically in support of your OB/GYN elective rotation.
Philip J. DiSaia, MD Visiting U.S. Resident Program in Gynecologic Oncology »
  • Created in honor of Dr. Philip J. DiSaia’s 42-year legacy of extraordinary leadership, clinical care, clinical and translational research, and medical education, the PJD Visiting Resident Program is a four-week, highly educational and interactive program for OB/GYN residents-in-training who are interested in Gynecologic Oncology.PJD Visiting Residents will work with our team at UC Irvine Douglas Hospital and affiliated outpatient clinics, including opportunities to:
    • Assist in both robotic-assisted and open cancer-related surgeries
    • Care for complex perioperative and chemotherapy patients on the surgical ward and in the ICU
    • See patients with the faculty, GYN Oncology fellow, and Ob/Gyn residents in our ambulatory practice in Pavilion 3
    • Present case histories in the weekly GYN Oncology Tumor BoardAttend the GYN Oncology Academic Day which occurs on the last Friday of each month. During Academic Day, the PJD Visiting Resident will:
      • Learn Surgical Case Log, Genetics, ICU, and Chemotherapy/Radiotherapy Review from the fellow
      • Attend Gyn Oncology Journal Club
      • Attend Fellows’ research update meetings
      • Learn about ongoing and soon-to-activate clinical trials presented through the Cancer Center’s Women’s Disease Oriented Team
      • Attend the Gyn Oncology Fellows’ didactic lecture series
  • Physicians-in-training who successfully obtain a DiSaia Visiting Resident spot will be invited to participate (at their own expense) in our University’s annual global health outreach mission which involves cervical cancer screen-and-treat workshops in the Mwanza District of Northern Tanzania during July of each year. They will also be encouraged to register for our annual Cytoreductive Surgery for Advanced Ovarian Cancer and Surface Peritoneal Malignancies Workshop, which includes two full days of didactics and one full day of cadaveric dissection.
  • The application for the PJD Visiting Resident Program is competitive and includes subsidized housing and a meal stipend for up to 6 visiting residents each academic year. The deadline to apply is October 15. Opportunities will be offered for the months of July, August, September, October, November, and January of each year.
  • Please email the following to obgynquestions@hs.uci.edu for consideration:
    • Cover Letter
    • CV/Resume
    • Top three-month choices for the rotation ranked by highest to lowest preference
    • Please include “DiSaia Fellowship Request” in the email subject.
    • You will be notified of acceptance in late November/early December
  • If selected, rotation requirements are as follows:
    • A PLA (Program Letter of Agreement) between your institution and UC Irvine: UCI PLA For Visiting Residents. Note for July and August rotations: all paperwork and documentation must be completed and submitted by April 15th of the rotation year.
    • A letter of recommendation and approval from your program director addressed to Dr. Krishnansu Tewari and Dr. Jill Tseng. This letter must state that professional liability coverage is provided by the parent institution for the elective rotation.
    • An additional letter of recommendation from another faculty member
    • Updated/Current curriculum vitae
    • Immunization record: UC Irvine Occupational Health Clearance
    • All items required by UC Irvine’s Graduate Medical Education office: Guest Rotator Elective Application Form
Other U.S. Visiting Resident Elective Rotations »

 

  • Other sub-specialty rotations (most commonly Female Pelvic Medicine and Reconstructive Surgery and Family Planning) accept visiting residents on a case-by-case basis, depending primarily on the trainee’s goals for the rotation and our ability to help the resident achieve those goals without compromising the education of our UCI trainees.
  • Please email a cover letter stating your specific interest in OBGYN, CV/resume, and dates of your visit to obgynquestions@hs.uci.edu for consideration. Application must also include learning objectives (to be approved in advance by UCI OBGYN Residency Program Director).
  • Please include “Visiting Resident Elective Request” in the email subject.
  • Applications must be received at least 4 months before the requested start date.
  • Application processing cannot occur between the months of April, May, and June
  • Surgical Experience in the Operating Room will generally be limited to first assist or observation only
  • If selected, rotation requirements are as follows:
International Visiting Scholar Program in Gynecologic Oncology »

  

  • The International Visiting Scholar Program in Gynecologic Oncology at the University of California, Irvine Medical Center is a competitive rotation for International Gynecologic Oncologists to participate in. Applicants must have successfully completed subspecialty training in Gynecologic Oncology in their country of origin/residence and have exhibited a strong commitment to academic medicine through peer-reviewed publications and/or grants. Active participation in translational research and/or clinical trials is looked upon favorably during the review process. All Visiting Scholars must have obtained sufficient funding from their home institution and/or other funding sources to support Visa fees, medical insurance coverage, international and domestic travel to and from UC Irvine Medical Center, housing accommodations, transportation, meals, and a $250 USD/month administrative fee payable the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology upon arrival for the entire length of the visiting scholar program.
  • Depending on availability, applicants may apply for a 3-month, 6-month, or 12-month rotation.
  • Potential scholars should send a cover letter, NIH-formatted biosketch, a letter of support from their home institution indicating that all necessary fees will be covered by the home institution and/or the visiting scholar, and CV/resume along with desired dates of visit to obgynquestions@hs.uci.edu for consideration.
  • Please include “International Visiting Scholar” in the email subject.
  • Applications must be received at least 4 months before the requested start date.
  • Application processing cannot occur between the months of April, May, and June.
  • International Gynecologic Oncologists accepted to the UC Irvine International Visiting Scholar Program will work with four different UC Irvine full-time Gynecologic Oncology Faculty Members in the ambulatory care center, inpatient hospital ward, and chemotherapy infusion center. Surgical Experience in the Operating Room will be limited to observation only. Visiting Scholars will also attend the weekly Multidisciplinary Treatment Planning Conference (aka Gynecologic Oncology Tumor Board), and the monthly Academic Day which is comprised of the following:
    • Gyn Oncology Resident Morbidity & Mortality Presentation
    • Gyn Oncology Fellow Case Log Review
    • Gyn Oncology Journal Club Gyn Oncology Fellow Research Updates
    • Gyn Oncology Ongoing and Proposed Clinical Trials Review
  • Visiting Scholars will also have the opportunity to propose potential research projects to interested faculty for consideration during their rotation.