Diversity Initiatives

Prisma Health-Upstate Department of Emergency Medicine University of South Carolina School of Medicine Greenville Underrepresented in Medicine Visiting Scholarship

Overview: We value and foster a culture of diversity and inclusion in medical education. Our department created this scholarship to encourage and promote medical students from underrepresented backgrounds who want to pursue a career in Emergency Medicine to complete a visiting elective at Prisma Health- Upstate Emergency Department in Greenville, South Carolina.

The scholarship will provide reimbursement up to $1,750 and can be applied towards travel, application fees, and boarding expenses related to the EM Acting Intern rotation.


  •  Currently enrolled medical students applying for a fourth year Emergency Medicine Acting Internship at Prisma Health-Upstate in Greenville, SC through VSAS
  • Good academic standing at a U.S. accredited medical school
  • Individuals belonging to a group defined as underrepresented in medicine (Black/African- American, Hispanic/Latino, Native American, and Pacific Islander/Native Hawaiian)
  • U.S. Citizens or permanent residents


  • Submit a letter of intent telling us a bit about yourself, your career plans, and why you qualify for this scholarship, no greater than 500 words
  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Step 1 score report
  • Letter of attestation of Good Academic Standing from medical school

Submit all of the above to clerkship coordinator Jess Marke at Jessica.Marke@prismahealth.org

Timeline: Scholarship applications open up on March 2nd, and initial offers will be rendered by April 15th. Recipients will be notified via email. We offer up to two scholarships per academic year. Please submit any questions to Jessica.Marke@prismahealth.org

Last updated 2.19.2020