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USC Keck School of Medicine: Diversity in Medicine Visiting Student Clerkship Award

Posted by on Friday, April 27, 2018 in Uncategorized .

The Office of Diversity and Inclusion of the Keck School of Medicine (KSOM) is excited to introduce the Diversity in Medicine Visiting Student Clerkship Award, which provides support for fourth-year underrepresented in medicine (UIM) medical students to participate in the KSOM visiting student clerkshipprogram at the KSOM and Children’s Hospital Los Angeles.  KSOM defines UIM as being from racial/ethnic groups traditionally underrepresented in medicine including Black/African-American, Hispanic/Latino, Native American/Alaska Native and Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander.  The award is designed to help build a comprehensive sense of connection on the Keck campus by leveraging the diverse array of experiences that exist among the Trojan family as well as in the distinctly diverse community of greater Los Angeles.  The goals of this program are to:
– Increase awareness of opportunities in academic medicine for student groups traditionally  underrepresented in medicine.
– Increase KSOM training programs consideration of qualified students traditionally underrepresented in medicine.
– Increase the number of UIM students applying to KSOM training programs.
– KSOM will fund a limited number of Diversity in Medicine Visiting Student Clerkship Awards from July to November to full time fourth-year medical students in good standing at accredited US medical schools.

– The program will provide a stipend of $2,000 to each recipient to help defray the costs of an away rotation.

– Housing is the responsibility of the awardee.

– Clerkships will last four weeks and are available in all clinical departments (including Children’s Hospital Los Angeles) offering the fourth- year medical student rotations.
KSOM Office of Diversity and Inclusion
1975 Zonal Avenue, KAM B22
Los Angeles, CA 90033