Visiting Immunology Scholars Program

The Visiting Immunology Scholars Program (VISP) is a short-term training program that allows medical students, residents, and fellows the opportunity to spend one to two weeks at a medical center with an active research program in primary immunodeficiency diseases (PI).

This provides the opportunity for awardees to gain firsthand experience in patient evaluation, treatment, and pertinent laboratory techniques. At the end of each visit, the awardees submit an evaluation of their experience at the visit site. This allows USIDNET to document program success, track knowledge gained by the awardees, and collect suggestions. This is a valuable learning opportunity for interested applicants to help increase their knowledge of clinical diagnoses and treatments of PI, as well as innovative research.

Current Training Sites

Baylor College of Medicine
Houston, TX
Children's Hospital Los Angeles
Los Angeles, CA
Children's Hospital of Philadelphia
Philadelphia, PA
Cincinnati Children's Hospital
Cincinnati, OH
Cohen Children's Medical Center of NY
Great Neck, NY
Emory University
Atlanta, GA
Johns Hopkins Hospital
Baltimore, MD
Louisiana State University
New Orleans, LA
Mt. Sinai Medical Center
New York, NY
National Institutes of Health
Rockville, MD
Seattle Children's Hospital
Seattle, WA
University of California, Los Angeles
Los Angeles, CA
University of California, San Francisco
San Francisco, CA
University of South Florida
Tampa, FL
University of Utah
Salt Lake City, UT

Applications

Application Cycles
  • Cycle 1: January 1 – April 30. Awards made by May 15th
  • Cycle 2: May 1 – August 30. Awards made by September 15th
  • Cycle 3: September 1 – December 30. Awards made by January 15th
Prospective applicants must submit:
  1. Curriculum Vitae
  2. A career statement outlining goals and the potential impact of a visiting scholar's experience on attaining those goals
  3. Letter of support from your Department Head
  4. Complete the VISP Application Form

Email the application package to USIDNET at (click to email )

Reimbursement

USIDNET will reimburse the awardee up to $1,200 for the program lasting one week, or up to $2,500 for the program lasting two weeks. A scanned copy of all receipts (multiple receipts per document preferred) must be sent to (click to email ) in order to qualify for reimbursement. Please state in your email the address for the delivery of the reimbursement check. Also, please submit a Post-Visit Questionnaire once you have completed your rotation.