Carlos A. Pellegrini Diversity Visiting Student Internships Program

Carlos Pellegrini

Carlos A. Pellegrini, MD, FACS

Chief Medical Officer, UW Medicine
Vice President for Medical Affairs University of Washington

Competitive applicants for the Carlos A. Pellegrini Visiting Student Internship Program will have demonstrated academic excellence, strong leadership, and extracurricular experience. The program is open to any applicant who have overcome difficult paths to surgery, some examples being the overcoming of racism, sexism, xenophobia, and poverty, among other forms of marginalization and demonstrate a continuous commitment to advancing and advocating for diversity and in the field of surgery including but not limited to activities with established organizations (e.g. Student National Medical Association, Latino Medical Student Association, Association of American Indian Physicians, Society of Black Academic Surgeons, Latino Surgical Society, Association of Out Surgeons and Allies), volunteer work, academic/research pursuits, or current attendance/graduation from minority serving institutions (e.g. Historically Black Colleges and Universities, Hispanic Serving Institutions, Tribal colleges and universities). Those who apply to the program should be students strongly motivated to pursue a career in General Surgery, Cardiothoracic Surgery, Plastic Surgery or Vascular Surgery. Clerkships are four weeks in duration and are available to students who are in good standing at an Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME), Liaison Committee on Medical Education (LCME)-accredited or American Osteopathic Association Commission on Osteopathic College Accreditation (COCA) U.S. medical school and have completed their third year of medical school.