Emergency Medicine Fellowship for Underrepresented Minorities in Medicine
The Ronald O. Perelman Department of Emergency Medicine at NYU Langone is pleased to offer the Fellowship for Underrepresented Minorities in Medicine to medical students enrolled at NYU Grossman School of Medicine or another Liaison Committee on Medical Education–accredited school. This summer fellowship runs for five weeks in July and August.
Faculty and staff in our department are committed to increasing diversity within the field of emergency medicine. The goal of the fellowship program is to provide interested medical students with in-depth exposure to emergency medicine early on in their education. Our fellows gain hands-on clinical experience and academic guidance should they choose to apply to our Emergency Medicine Residency.
We encourage underrepresented minorities who are currently in their first year of medical school and have an interest in emergency medicine to apply.
According to the Association of American Medical Colleges (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.” Alongside the AAMC, we are committed to ensuring access to medical education and medicine-related careers for individuals from these historically underrepresented racial and ethnic groups.
Fellowship Opportunities and Requirements
Fellows participate in procedure workshops, simulation sessions at our state-of-the-art simulation center, social medicine initiatives, ultrasound workshops, resident conferences, a journal club, lectures given by our faculty and residents, toxicology rounds, quality and safety conferences, a meeting with representatives from the Office of Diversity Affairs, teaching sessions with high school students, and a wilderness medicine outing.
Each student is paired with a Department of Emergency Medicine faculty preceptor, as well as a resident preceptor whom he or she shadows on various shifts throughout the fellowship. Students gain exposure to tremendous diversity in clinical pathology and patient populations by rotating through the different clinical sites within our academic center, including NYU Langone’s Ronald O. Perelman Center for Emergency Services, our nationally ranked tertiary care center; NYC Health + Hospitals/Bellevue, the country’s first public hospital; and NYU Langone Hospital—Brooklyn, a Level 1 Trauma Center and Comprehensive Stroke Center.
Fellows are advised by their faculty mentors on a final scholarly project, which they present within the department near the end of their fellowship.
We have five funded positions available for 2020. Each fellow receives a stipend and housing.
Important Fellowship Dates
The 2020 summer fellowship runs from June 29 to July 31.
The deadline to apply for a summer 2020 position has passed. Details regarding the application window for summer 2021 positions will be posted in late 2020.
How to Apply
To apply, please submit the following documents to firstname.lastname@example.org:
- a current CV
- a one-page essay describing your interest in the fellowship and indicating your underrepresented minority status
- a letter of recommendation from a faculty member at your medical school
- a current photo
For general inquiries about our program and how to apply, contact Ellie Pena, administrative coordinator, at email@example.com or 646-501-6735.