Medical Student Rotation for Underrepresented Populations

The Conquer Cancer Foundation of ASCO Medical Student Rotation for Underrepresented Populations, is a funding opportunity designed to facilitate the recruitment and retention of individuals from populations underrepresented in medicine to cancer careers and increase access to quality care for underserved communities. The Medical Student Rotation program was initially developed as part of the Conquer Cancer Foundation/ASCO/Susan G. Komen for the Cure® Quality of Care Initiative.

The Medical Student Rotation for Underrepresented Populations (MSR) provides 8- to 10-week clinical or clinical research oncology rotations for U.S. medical students from populations underrepresented in medicine who are interested in pursuing oncology as a career. Recipients receive a $5,000 stipend for the rotation plus $1,500 for future travel to the ASCO Annual Meeting, An additional $2,000 will be provided to support the student’s mentor.

To qualify, applicants must be enrolled in an MD or DO, U.S. medical school program and be of an underrepresented population as defined by the program eligibility criteria. Candidates must be U.S. citizens, U.S. nationals, or permanent residents. Candidates also must demonstrate an interest in pursuing oncology as a career and have a record of good academic standing.

The 2015 MSR online application opens on November 10, 2014 and applications must be submitted by January 8, 2015.  For more information, please read the most recent 2015 Request for Applications.

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Read this interview with one of our 2012 Medical Student Rotation Recipients. 

Watch this video to learn more about our diversity programs. 

For potential mentors:  It only takes one person to make a difference in the life of a medical student. Be that person.  If you are interested in mentoring a MSR recipient, please fill out our Mentor Interest Survey.

2015 MSR Award Supporters:

Conquer Cancer Foundation Mission Endowment
Lilly

2014 MSR Award Supporters:

Amgen
Conquer Cancer Foundation Mission Endowment
Doris Duke Charitable Foundation