Resources for Education on Skin of Color

This pdf and link contain a list of skin of color resources for health care professionals. Thank you to the  Loyola Dermatology Interest Group Chapter members (Farinoosh Dadrass, Itisha Jefferson and Annie Coakley) and White Coats For Black Lives members (Sofia Rojasova and Jessica Simpson) for making and providing this wonderful resource for all to use. This document is not an all-inclusive list. They will continue to update these slides moving forward and welcome any feedback or suggestions.

Scholarship Opportunities

UC Irvine Dermatology Diversity Scholarship

UC Irvine Dermatology Residency Program is pleased to offer a Diversity Visiting Student Scholarship for visiting students in need of financial assistance to attend our Dermatology clerkship. We will offer up to two $2500 scholarships for travel and/or housing-related costs associated with attending the clerkship. The deadline to apply is May 1, 2022.

UVA Diversity Scholarship

The University of Virginia (UVA) Department of Dermatology is proud to announce a new scholarship opportunity for visiting 4th year medical students whose backgrounds, interests, or goals will bring diverse experiences and perspectives to UVA’s Dermatology Department. We are excited to offer up to $1,500.00 to help offset the costs of travel and housing for up to 2 highly qualified medical students who wish to do a visiting dermatology clerkship at the University of Virginia during the months of August through October. Please see the attached information, supplemental application form, and our website (coming soon!) for more information.

UPenn Diversity and Community Engagement Track

There is a new track at UPenn called the Diversity and Community Engagement Track that medical students applying this cycle can select and apply to:

This track aims to:
1.    Address the social determinants of health that negatively affect  patients
2.    Engage with and empower under-served communities (including locally in Philadelphia, nationally, and internationally)
3.    Promote diversity in the field to better reflect the population and the patients we serve
They ask for an additional 250 word statement at the end of applicant’s personal statement addressing why they are qualified for the position and briefly describing their plan or project to further promote diversity and community engagement in dermatology.

For more information, please visit their website!

ODI Scholarship

The Department of Dermatology at the Keck School of Medicine is committed to promoting diversity within the field of dermatology. In conjunction with the Keck School of Medicine Office of Diversity and Inclusion, the department is pleased to offer the Diversity in Medicine Visiting Student Clerkship Award. Up to four awards of $1,000 will be provided each year to visiting fourth-year underrepresented in medicine medical students who complete an away rotation with USC. Each awardee will have the opportunity to meet with Dr. Elbuluk, the Director of the Diversity and Inclusion Program for the USC Department of Dermatology at USC as well as Dr. Joyce Richey, the Associate Dean for Diversity and Inclusion and Chief Diversity Officer. Further information about the application process and the application can be found in the links below. We look forward to hearing from you!

Additional Information
Diversity in Medicine Visiting Student Clerkship Award Application

Other Opportunities:

NTH Dimensions: 1st year summer opportunities in Derm

UCSF Derm Medical Student Summer Research Fellowship

More information coming soon by our Diversity Director, Itisha Jefferson!