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MD Student Diversity Recruitment

At NYU Grossman School of Medicine, we aim to foster a diverse student body among our medical students. Through our programs, students from backgrounds that are underrepresented in medicine are welcomed and supported throughout their academic careers.

Prospective MD Student Recruitment Liaison Program

The Office of Diversity Affairs partners with the Office of Admissions, Black and Latinx Students’ Association (BALSA), and LGBTQMed to offer the Liaison Program, which helps create a warm and welcoming environment for prospective students.

Any student who is invited for an interview at NYU Grossman School of Medicine may request to be matched with a student liaison from either BALSA or LGBTQMed to learn more about student life. Student liaisons often meet prospective students over lunch or coffee.

Visiting Elective for Students Underrepresented in Medicine

This visiting elective gives medical students who come from backgrounds underrepresented in medicine the opportunity to explore and experience training at NYU Grossman School of Medicine. Our residency programs are accepting visiting student applications for electives for the residency cycle 2022–23. Before attending an elective, all students must be fully vaccinated for COVID-19 with at least two weeks having passed since receipt of the second dose of the Pfizer-BioNTech or Moderna vaccine or since receipt of the Johnson & Johnson/Janssen vaccine. Per the recommendations of the Coalition for Physician Accountability, in-person away rotations in any specialty are limited to one per learner.

Program Description

Visiting students will have the opportunity to spend a four-week elective in one of the clinical departments at NYU Langone. The choice of subspecialty elective will be made in conjunction with the chosen department and will depend on the availability of that elective and the completion of the required information for visiting MD students.

Funded visiting elective positions will be available from the Office of Diversity Affairs for students interested in pursuing electives between July and November. Funding includes up to $2,000 for reimbursement of registration fees, travel, and housing. Receipts are required for reimbursement. Funding is limited and will be distributed on a first-come-first-serve basis.

This funding award is solely from our office to defray the expenses to a student and is not a guarantee of a residency interview and is not in any way related to the residency application process.

If accepted, during the rotation, students are welcome to schedule a time to meet with the associate dean for diversity and inclusion and other members of the diversity leadership team.

Eligibility Requirements

Interested students must come from backgrounds underrepresented in medicine. We define these backgrounds to include the following races/ethnicities: Black or African American, Latinx, Native American, Native Pacific Islander, or Native Alaskan.

You must also be in good standing at your medical school and pursuing a medical degree at a Liaison Committee on Medical Education (LCME)–accredited medical school or a Commission on Osteopathic College Accreditation (COCA) osteopathic medical school, in order to participate in a clinical rotation at NYU Grossman School of Medicine.

If applicable, students must have completed the core clerkship related to the department that they have chosen to do the elective. For example, if you are interested in pursuing an elective in pediatric infectious diseases, you must have already completed the core clerkship in pediatrics at your medical school.

How to Apply

The application process is as follows:

Please note: applicants must upload proof of acceptance from the department where they plan to complete a rotation.

Your application for funding will be reviewed, and you will be notified if you are selected to receive funding.