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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.

For health and safety reasons during the COVID-19 pandemic, the visiting elective for students underrepresented in medicine is being suspended through May 24, 2020. NYU Grossman School of Medicine continues to accept visiting student elective applications for the four-week block that starts May 25, 2020 and ends June 21, 2020. These dates are subject to change. Funding from the Office of Diversity Affairs will not be awarded until after the program resumes.

Visiting Elective for Students Underrepresented in Medicine

To help increase diversity in the physician workforce, the Visiting Elective for Students Underrepresented in Medicine gives medical students who come from backgrounds underrepresented in medicine the opportunity to explore and experience training at NYU Grossman School of Medicine.

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 Joseph E. Ravenell, MD, associate dean of diversity affairs and inclusion. Please contact Massielle (Massy) Pimentel at to request an appointment.

Eligibility Requirements

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

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.

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:

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

Liaison Program

The Office of Diversity Affairs partners with the Black and Latinx Student Association (BALSA) and Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender People in Medicine (LGBTPM) 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 LGBTPM to learn more about student life.

Student liaisons meet prospective students over lunch or coffee.