Fellowship for Underrepresented Minorities in Medicine (URiM)

The Ronald O. Perelman Department of Emergency Medicine at NYU Langone Medical Center and Bellevue Hospital Center in conjunction with the NYU School of Medicine is pleased to sponsor the Emergency Medicine Summer 2019 Medical Student Fellowship for Underrepresented Minorities in Medicine.  The Ronald O. Perelman Department of Emergency Medicine is committed to increasing diversity within the field of Emergency Medicine. The goal of the program is to provide the interested medical student with an in-depth exposure to Emergency Medicine early on in medical school education (students who have completed their first year of medical school).

We encourage underrepresented minorities who are interested in Emergency Medicine, currently in their first year of medical school, to apply to our 5-week (July 1 to August 2, 2019) Summer Fellowship. We are offering 5 funded positions, including housing and a stipend, to support medical students who are underrepresented minorities interested in the field of Emergency Medicine. The AAMC definition of underrepresented in medicine includes: Blacks, Mexican-Americans, Native Americans (that is, American Indians, Alaska Natives, and Native Hawaiians), and mainland Puerto Ricans. The AAMC remains committed to ensuring access to medical education and medicine-related careers for individuals from these four historically underrepresented racial/ethnic groups (https://www.aamc.org/initiatives/urm/).

Wilderness Medicine Adventure hosted by Dr. Aaron Hultgren 

Summer 2018 fellows on NYU School of Medicine campus

Program Opportunities and Requirements:

Meetings: Fellows will participate in procedure workshops, SIM sessions at our state-of-the-art SIM center, social medicine initiatives, ultrasound workshops, resident conference, journal club, lectures given by our faculty and residents, toxicology rounds, quality and safety conference, a meeting with representatives from the Office of Diversity Affairs, teaching sessions with high school students, and a Wilderness Medicine outing.

Clinical: Each student will be paired with an Emergency Medicine faculty preceptor as well as an Emergency Medicine resident preceptor whom he or she will shadow on various shifts throughout the fellowship.  Students will be exposed to tremendous diversity in clinical pathology and patient populations by rotating through the different hospitals within our academic center, including our nationally ranked tertiary care center at NYU Langone Health, the country’s first public hospital at Bellevue, and NYU Brooklyn (a Level I Trauma Center and Stroke Center).

Project: Fellows will be paired with their Faculty Mentor who will advise them on their final scholarly project to be presented within the Emergency Medicine Department towards the culmination of their fellowship.

Resident Co-Director Max Berger teaching Summer Fellows central venous access in NYSIM Center 

Summer Fellows learning how to apply tourniquets in the wild

Important Dates:

Summer Fellowship Dates: July 1 to August 2, 2019

Completed Application Deadline: January 20, 2019

Notification of Decision to Student: January 31, 2019

Student Confirmation of Acceptance to NYU: February 7, 2019

Medical Student Coordinator Ellie Pena and NYU/ Bellevue EM residents with Summer 2019 Fellows at NY Yankees Game

Resident Co-Directeor Leigh Nesheiwat teaching Splinting Techniques

How to Apply:

Interested students must submit the following documents:
(1) a current CV
(2) a one-page essay describing your interest in the fellowship (please indicate your underrepresented minority status in your essay)
(3) a letter of recommendation from a faculty member at your medical school
(4) a photo

Students should submit these documents via email to EMstudents@nyumc.org by January 20, 2019.

Grand Rounds Dinner with Dr. Alden Landry (Harvard Medical School/Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center) and Dr. Uché Blackstock (NYU Office of Diversity Affairs)
Thank you for your interest!