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Visiting Elective Program for Students Underrepresented in MedPeds

Program Description

Students in the visiting elective

The Johns Hopkins Hospital Combined Internal Medicine-Pediatrics (Med-Peds) Urban Health (UH) Residency Program is committed to upholding and promoting greater diversity. We are excited to welcome students who consider themselves underrepresented in medicine to apply for our Visiting Elective Program.

The JHH Med-Peds Urban Health Visiting Elective Program will introduce medical students to the experience of training in a combined Internal Medicine-Pediatrics residency, as well as to local community efforts supporting our patients in East Baltimore. During your time with us, you will participate in two two-week rotations with our categorical colleagues in Internal Medicine and Pediatrics. We will also reserve academic time for you to join our residents during UH Academic Half-Day, UH and categorical noon conferences, Med-Peds longitudinal clinic at East Baltimore Medical Center, and other community-based efforts. A sample schedule is listed below.

We are providing a stipend of $2,500 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 UH primary care. We will pay special attention to students from institutions without Med-Peds programs. Applicants meeting the requirements below will be invited to conduct a brief 20-minute telephone or video-based interview that will include discussion of clerkship options. 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.

Applicants Should

  • Be from a group underrepresented in Med-Peds, including underrepresented racial/ethnicity groups, LGBTQ+ groups, and persons from disadvantaged backgrounds (including but not limited to first-generation students, individuals with disabilities)
  • Be currently enrolled in a Liaison Committee on Medical Education (LCME) accredited medical school (all of which are located in the U.S. or Canada)
  • Be in good academic standing and their final year of medical school
  • Have successfully completed their basic/core internal medicine and pediatrics rotations
  • Have intentions of pursuing a career as a leader in primary care in urban under resourced settings
  • Have intentions of pursuing Med-Peds residency

Important Dates

  • Application deadline is May 1, 2022
  • We aim to inform students of application status by May 15, 2022

Application Process

Please complete the online application: Visiting Elective Application 

Application Requirements:

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

Sample Schedule

 
 MondayTuesdayWednesdayThursdayFriday
Week 1IM RotationAcademic Half Day w/ Residents
& EBMC Clinic
IM RotationIM RotationIM Rotation
Week 2IM RotationCommunity Event/Health Education
& EBMC Clinic
IM RotationIM RotationIM Rotation
Week 3Peds RotationAcademic Half Day w/ Residents
& EBMC Clinic
Peds RotationPeds RotationPeds Rotation
Week 4Peds RotationCommunity Event/Health Education
& EBMC Clinic
Peds RotationPeds RotationPeds Rotation

IM Rotation: Internal Medicine Rotation e.g. ID Service, General Medicine Consults, Hospitalist Team

Peds Rotation: Pediatric Rotation e.g. Hematology Service, Adolescent Medicine, Hospitalist Team

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