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DIGA Mentorship Program FAQs

Our National Dermatology Residency Database Director, Surya Veerabagu, created the DIGA Mentorship Program to connect medical students and residents across the country and foster relationships. The FAQs are specific for UIM applicants as there were not enough UIM mentors available. Therefore, an open forum for UIM mentees has been created to unanimously ask questions to a UIM program director, Dr. Luke, PD at Loma Linda, and Dr. DaSilva, a UIM resident at the University of Pennsylvania to address from both of their perspectives.

UIM FAQs Mentorship Program10.15.20

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

NTH Dimensions-1st year summer opportunities in Derm-https://www.tfaforms.com/4755430?cohort_id=a1L1V000005Y6mk

UCSF Derm Medical Student Summer Research Fellowship
http://www.dermatology.ucsf.edu/ucsf-dermatology-summer-research-award-2018

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

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