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Rotation Opportunities

Graduate medical education (GME) programs across the country are offering opportunities for rotations that aim to advance diversity, health equity and inclusion.  The rotations are offered at many institutions and,  in some instances, offer students a reimbursement or nominal stipend.   Many of these opportunities are filled on a first-come, first-serve basis thus timely application will be essential and the availability at each program is subject to change.

Please review the website for each institution for further information about the opportunity and for instructions on how to apply.  We will continue to update the list as we receive notifications from programs.  Because the list below is not inclusive of all opportunities that institutions may offer, please consider reviewing institutional offerings at GME programs in which you are interested for potential additional opportunities. 

Inova L.J. Murphy Children’s Hospital - Visiting Elective for Students Underrepresented in Medicine

In order to reach this commitment, we are pleased to announce the Inova L.J. Murphy Children’s Hospital Visiting Elective for Students Underrepresented in Medicine. This elective will allow 4th year medical students to serve as acting interns on a general pediatric ward for a 4 week rotation. Students will have the opportunity to care for a wide variety of patients at a busy tertiary care facility as well as participate in the educational activities provided to the house staff. Students will also have the opportunity to meet with the residency program director and will be invited to interview for our pediatric residency program.

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Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai - Visiting Electives Program for Students Underrepresented in Medicine (VEPSUM) Fellowship

The Icahn School of Medicine’s Visiting Electives Program for Students Underrepresented in Medicine (VEPSUM) Fellowship, sponsored by the Center for Multicultural and Community Affairs.  VEPSUM Fellowship offers four-week electives at The Mount Sinai Health System to a limited number of qualified 4th-year medical students who attend United States accredited medical schools, and who are from groups underrepresented in medicine. 

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AACOM’s 2021 Sherry R. Arnstein Student Scholarship

This award recognizes richly diverse populations of students attending one of the member colleges of the American Association of Colleges of Osteopathic Medicine. Each year AACOM awards a financial scholarship to at least two osteopathic medical students: one newly accepted student and one continuing student. This scholarship is named after former AACOM Executive Director Sherry R. Arnstein.

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ChristianaCare Delaware - Visiting Clerkship Stipend Program

ChristianaCare encourages fourth-year medical students who are underrepresented in medicine to apply to our Visiting Clerkship Stipend Program. Successful applicants will complete a four-week clinical rotation at one of our Delaware campuses (Newark and/or Wilmington).

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University of Florida Jacksonville - Visiting Elective Scholars Program

The Department of Pediatrics at the University of Florida Jacksonville is proud to announce our Visiting Elective Scholars Program. We created this scholarship to encourage and promote fourth year medical students from underrepresented backgrounds to rotate at the department of pediatrics in the UF College of Medicine – Jacksonville located in Jacksonville.

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Phoenix Children's Hospital - URM Visiting Scholars Program

At Phoenix Children's Hospital, we believe that diversity enriches both our clinical and educational environments and are committed to recruiting, supporting, and fostering the career development of outstanding medical students from diverse backgrounds. We welcome 4th year medical students who are Underrepresented in Medicine (URM) to apply for our Visiting Scholars Program!

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University of Michigan Medical School/Michigan Medicine - Health Equity Visiting Clerkship

The University of Michigan Medical School/Michigan Medicine is pleased to offer our Health Equity Visiting Clerkship. This is a 4-week experience sponsored by the Office for Health Equity and Inclusion at Michigan Medicine for senior students. The aim of the clerkship is to develop leadership skills to advance diversity, health equity, and inclusion. The Office for Health Equity and Inclusion leads efforts, advises on best practices, and coordinates initiatives to enhance inclusion, increase diversity, and promote equity across the institution for our patients, staff, faculty and learners. Participating students will receive a $1500 stipend.

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Maine Medical Center - Visiting Student Diversity Scholarship Program

The Department of Medical Education (DME) at Maine Medical Center has developed the Diversity Scholarship Program to help advance MaineHealth’s mission to actively pursue and welcome a wide range of perspectives and backgrounds.  This program has been developed in order to improve our academic environment and enhancing our ability to train future medical providers to provide high quality, socially responsible, and equitable care to all patients and their families.

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UT Health San Antonio - Diversity in Medicine Visiting Elective Scholars Program

In partnership with the Office for Graduate Medical Education, we are excited to establish the Diversity in Medicine Visiting Elective Scholars Program. This program offers fourth year medical students who are underrepresented in medicine the opportunity to explore UT Health SA residency programs.

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University of Chicago - Underrepresented in Medicine Visiting Clerkship Program

The Underrepresented in Medicine Visiting Clerkship Program (UIMVCP) is co-sponsored by the University of Chicago Committee on Diversity and Inclusion, and participating departments as a supplement to our regular Visiting Clerkship Program (listed above). This competitive program provides mentoring, networking, and stipend support for URiM, fourth-year students participating in the Visiting Clerkship Program. Successful candidates will advance our diversity and inclusion mission at the Medical School and become prospects for academic training programs for internship and residency at the University of Chicago Medicine.

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Columbia Pediatrics Virtual Elective for Underrepresented in Medicine Students

NewYork-Presbyterian Morgan Stanley Children's Hospital at Columbia University Irving Medical Center (CUIMC) is located in the heart of the Washington Heights neighborhood of New York City. We have a rich history of contributions to pediatrics predicated on serving the children of New York. We continue to pursue improvements in care through research advances and innovations in quality improvement, advocacy, and education. Our present 265,000-square-foot inpatient facility was completed in 2004, and is the largest and highest-rated children’s facility in the tri-state area and ranks among the top in the nation, according to U.S. News & World Report.

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