Visiting Elective Program to Promote Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion in Med-Peds

Program Description

Residents in the Visiting Elective program

The Johns Hopkins Combined Medicine-Pediatrics Urban Health (UH) training program is committed to developing a community of diverse primary care physician leaders who partner with systematically marginalized patients to improve intergenerational health in Baltimore and beyond. Our UH curriculum pairs comprehensive clinical training with community-based learning, readying our residents to dismantle inequities and build a justice-driven society in which all can flourish. We welcome students who share in our mission to apply for our rotation.

We are 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 Departments of Medicine & Pediatrics, 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 to apply for our visiting elective.

In our elective, you will spend two weeks in internal medicine and two weeks in pediatrics. You will also experience our Urban Health curriculum and spend time with our residents and clinic community.

*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."

We are providing a stipend of $3500 for up to two qualified students per academic year to help defray the cost of an away rotations. Applications will be considered based on merit and availability. We especially welcome students whose vision for their career matches the mission of the JHH Med-Peds program which is to produce Med-Peds leaders in urban health primary care.

Accepted applicants will be required to complete the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine clerkship application process prior to initiation of the clerkship. Stipend will be provided after successful completion of the rotation.

Eligibility Requirements

  • Planning to graduate in 2024
  • Good standing at medical school
  • Completion of core clerkship in Medicine & Pediatrics
  • Applying for residency position in Combined Medicine-Pediatrics
  • Have intentions of pursuing a career as a leader in Primary Care in urban under resourced settings
  • Pursuing a medical degree, MD or DO, from an accredited medical school

Application Process

Please complete the application below by Monday, May 1, 2023. Students invited to participate will be informed by May 15, 2023.

Rotation will take place during August-September 2023.

Please complete online application HERE

Application materials include:

  • Updated curriculum vitae with complete details of educational experience, and if applicable, leadership, research, and community service experiences.
  • A brief 1-2 paragraph response describing interest in this visiting elective rotation.
  • One letter of recommendation
  • Unofficial medical school transcript (An official one will be required if accepted)
  • Official USMLE transcript

Questions? Please contact Katherine Beals at [email protected] or 410-502-2128

Sample Schedule

Week Rotation Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
1 Internal Medicine Rotation IM Rotation Academic Half-Day w/ Residents,
Noon Conference & EBMC Clinic
IM Rotation IM Rotation IM Rotation
2 Internal Medicine Rotation IM Rotation Noon Conference & EBMC Clinic IM Rotation IM Rotation IM Rotation
3 Pediatrics Rotation Peds Rotation Academic Half-Day w/ Residents,
Noon Conference & EBMC Clinic
Peds Rotation Peds Rotation
AM Report Pediatrics
Peds Rotation
4 Pediatrics Rotation Peds Rotation Noon Conference & EBMC Clinic Peds Rotation Peds Rotation Peds Rotation