MD Student Diversity Recruitment

Recruiting for Diversity MD Student Diversity Recruitment
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Recruiting for Diversity MD Student Diversity Recruitment

At NYU 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.

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 School of Medicine. Participating students attend a four-week elective in a clinical department. A subspecialty elective is also chosen in conjunction with the department. 

Funded visiting elective positions are available for students interested in pursuing electives between July and November. Funding includes up to $2,000 for reimbursement of registration fees, travel, and housing. Funding is limited and is distributed on a first-come, first-served basis. Receipts are required for reimbursement. Applicants need to attach this information sheet to the application.

If you have any questions about the program or application process, please contact Mason Patenaude, recruitment and retention program coordinator, Office of Diversity Affairs, at mason.patenaude@nyumc.org.

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 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.