Johns Hopkins Visiting Elective Program to Promote Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion in Pediatric Healthcare

Program Description

Johns Hopkins Children's Center at twilight

The Johns Hopkins Harriet Lane Pediatric Residency Training Program 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 residency training program, the Department of Pediatrics, and the 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 senior elective rotations in Pediatric Cardiology, Endocrinology, Hematology, Infectious Disease or Oncology.

This program will give students an opportunity to experience first-hand our institutional and departmental commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion. We are providing a stipend of $2500 for up to six qualified students per academic year to help defray the cost of an away rotation. The stipend for student NOT paying for housing will be $1000. We will only consider applicants who wish to complete the elective between July and November of each academic year.

*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

  • Final year of medical school
  • Good standing at medical school
  • Completion of core clerkship in pediatrics
  • Applying for residency position in pediatrics
  • Pursuing a medical degree at an LCME-accredited medical school

Elective rotation blocks are as follows:

  • July - August
  • August - September
  • September - October
  • October - November

Application Process

  1. Applications open annually on February 1 and will be reviewed on a rolling basis. Application submission deadline for rotation consideration is June 1.
  2. Please complete the online application HERE
  3. Please have your registrar’s office send up an official transcript to:
Johns Hopkins Children's Center Visiting Elective Program c/o Kathy Mainhart
Department of Pediatrics
The Charlotte R. Bloomberg Children’s Center building, Room 8453
1800 Orleans Street
Baltimore, MD 21287


We aim to let applicants know of acceptance by June if we can honor their 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 our program manager for the Pediatrics Residency Training Program, Kathy Mainhart, at [email protected]