The Johns Hopkins Children’s Center's Visiting Resident Elective Program to Promote Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion in General Pediatrics

Program Description

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The Johns Hopkins Children’s Center strongly values diversity and is thrilled to welcome residents who are underrepresented in medicine (URIM) to apply for pediatric subspecialty elective rotations!

The Visiting Resident Elective is for URiM Residents interested in pursuing fellowship training in General Academic Pediatrics! Participants will have the opportunity to participate in a 4-week visiting rotation in General Academic Pediatrics. In addition to working with faculty and fellows within the Division of General Pediatrics, you will also have the opportunity to participate in various community engagement activities hosted by the Johns Hopkins Housestaff Diversity Council and The Department of Pediatrics Diversity Council. 

We are providing a stipend of $2000 for qualified residents to help defray the cost of an away rotation. Additionally, we will provide up to $500 to assist with cost of travel. Applications will be considered based on merit and availability. We will only consider applicants who will be entering the Fall 2023 match cycle. We anticipate we may not be able to fund as many qualified applicants for this program as we would like and are actively looking for funding to expand this program in the future.

*Applicants from backgrounds underrepresented in medicine are encouraged to apply! According to the AAMC, “Underrepresented in medicine means those racial and ethnic populations that are underrepresented in the medical profession relative to their numbers in the general population.”

Eligibility Requirements

  • Applicants must be in good standing at an ACGME-accredited U.S. residency program and plan to complete training in a pediatric subspecialty fellowship. Of note this program is open to Pediatrics and Combined Medicine-Pediatrics Residents.
  • Applicants should apply in the second year or later during the winter preceding their application to General Academic Pediatrics Fellowship. The timing of the rotation will be subject to completing the necessary licensure/credentialing steps and final approval by your home institution.

Application Process

Applications open yearly in November and the application deadline is July 1. 

  1. Please complete the online application HERE.
  2. We aim to inform residents of application status by July 15th, if we can honor your elective request based on eligibility, availability for the dates requested, and availability of designated funds to provide the stipend.

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact Fellowship Program Director, Dr. Sara Johnson at [email protected].