Gyn/Ob Diversity Subinternship Program
The Damewood Diversity Sub-Internship is committed to cultivating and sustaining an environment that fosters the development of physician leaders who are committed to eliminating the nation’s health inequities through patient care, education, advocacy, and research. Diversity, equity, and inclusion are core values of our education program, the Department of Gyn Ob, and the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. We are thrilled to welcome all students, regardless of race or ethnicity, who are committed to addressing health care disparities
Through the diversity sub-internship program, one student will have the unique opportunity to complete a rotation at the nationally recognized department of gynecology and obstetrics at Johns Hopkins. This will be a four-week, inpatient rotation on one of the follow services at The Johns Hopkins Hospital: gynecologic oncology, maternal-fetal medicine/labor and delivery, and minimally invasive gynecologic surgery To learn more about how the sub-intern interacts with our different service areas please see the accordions below.
In addition to caring for patients, you will prepare and present a 15-minute talk during the last week of the rotation on a topic of your choosing.
Subinternship Service Areas
On the gynecologic oncology service, you will spend time in the outpatient clinic learning about gynecologic cancer treatments including chemotherapy, radiation, and clinical trials; in the operating room assisting with advanced gynecologic surgical procedures; and in the hospital managing medically complicated and postoperative patients.
On maternal-fetal medicine and labor and delivery, you will spend part of your time working with the antepartum service caring for high-risk obstetric patients with the faculty in the Division of Maternal-Fetal Medicine. You will also have time devoted to labor and delivery services where you will work with our Division of Academic Generalists along with our maternal-fetal medicine specialist in the care of a wide range of obstetric patients.
On the minimally invasive gynecologic surgery service, you will spend time seeing patients in the outpatient setting with pelvic pain and gynecologic organ pathology such as fibroids, adenomyosis, and ovarian cysts; learning how to risk stratify patients in preparation for surgery; and assisting with advanced, minimally invasive surgical techniques.
Important Program Dates
April 3, 2023
April 17, 2023
Subinternship Start Date (4 Week Rotation)
Gynecologic Oncology: May 22 - Jun. 16, 2023, June 19 - July 17, 2023, or July 17 - Aug. 12, 2023
Maternal Fetal Medicine/Labor and Delivery: May 22 - Jun. 16, 2023, June 20 - July 14, 2023, or July 17 - Aug. 12, 2023
Minimally Invasive Gynecology: Jul. 17 - Aug 12, 2023
*Actual start date will depend on student schedule and availability.
Stipend for the rotation will be $4,000. This will be used to cover the cost of travel, housing and any registrar fees that exceed $500.
Once selected, you will be provided with resources to assist you in locating housing near The Johns Hopkins Hospital, located at 1800 Orleans Street, Baltimore, Maryland, 21287. You will not be required to use the resources provided if you are able to procure alternate housing.
- Current/entering fourth-year medical student at an LCME-accredited medical school with anticipated graduation in 2024.
- Must have completed core clerkship in Gyn/Ob at home institution.
How to Apply
Please submit all the documents below in a single email to [email protected]. Incomplete applications will not be accepted.
- Provide letter of good standing from your medical school.
- Provide a copy of your medical school transcripts.
- Complete demographics information sheet.
- Provide a copy of your curriculum vitae (CV).
- Submit a one-page, topic-specific personal statement
- Topic: How do you feel you can contribute to the mission of diversity, equity and inclusion at the Johns Hopkins Department of Gynecology and Obstetrics?
- Limit your response to one single-spaced page with 1-inch margins.
- Obtain two letters of recommendation. Please ask that your letter writers use this form to complete their recommendation. Once letters are complete, have your letter writers submit them directly to the program leaders at [email protected].
- One must be from your clerkship director/associate clerkship director.
- One must be from another clinician (preferably an OBGYN).
What to Expect After Submitting Your Application
- You will receive an email confirmation once all components (including letters of recommendation) have been received.
- If you are selected, we will contact you about next steps. These may include applying through the registrar’s office at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, reviewing resources for housing, etc.
If you have questions regarding the application process or details about the subinternship, please contact our team at [email protected].