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URiM Scholarship

URIM APPLICANTS:

The University of Utah Department of Emergency Medicine is pleased to announce a new scholarship for this upcoming academic year! This URiM opportunity will be available on VSLO/VSAS under the same course number as our Sub Internship. Applications will be due by May 1st, 2022 for rotations occurring between June and January. Scholarship and rotation offers will be sent out by late May and students will have one week to accept.

The scholarship will provide a $1500 stipend which may be used for travel, housing, application fees, and incidental expenses related to the month-long rotation. The stipend will be provided following successful completion of the rotation. Students will be responsible for their own housing and travel arrangements.

The scholarship will be awarded based on academic achievement, scholarly accomplishments, demonstrated leadership, and interest in pursuing a career in Emergency Medicine.

WHO IS ELIGIBLE TO APPLY:

This scholarship opportunity is available to currently enrolled, full-time fourth-year medical students who have completed their third year required courses. Students must have completed rotations in Med, Surg, Peds, OB and emergency medicine prior to the scheduled rotation. Students must pass USMLE Step 1. Students must be in good academic standing at a LCME accredited institution, must be U.S. citizens or permanent residents, and must meet the same institutional requirements as for all rotating medical students. Students must be applying for residency in Emergency Medicine. This opportunity is available for individuals belonging to a group historically underrepresented in medicine including, but not limited to, persons of color, LGBTQI-identified or gender non-conforming individuals, individuals from disadvantaged backgrounds, and those living with disabilities. This includes (but is not limited to) people with the following ancestry: African American/Black, Alaskan Native, Native American, Latin American, Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander, and mainland Puerto Rican.

SCOPE:

Our emergency medicine diversity and inclusion scholarship program is intended to assist under-represented students who are pursuing emergency medicine (EM) as a specialty in graduate medical education. This sub-internship is an advanced rotation in EM designed for students who will be applying in emergency medicine for residency training. The aims of this scholarship program are to reduce healthcare disparities and increase the diversity of our residency and hospital and the EM physician work force.

ROTATION:

During this 4-week advanced rotation, students will have the opportunity to fully immerse themselves in the University of Utah emergency medicine residency's educational programs. This advanced rotation includes 14 clinical shifts during which awardees will work directly with attending physicians and senior residents in EM.  Participation in hands on rotating workshops in eye, splinting, toxicology, simulation, and others can be expected. Attendance in all EM Conference, Journal Club, and Simulation education activities during rotation dates will be required. All students will complete the SAEM national examination towards the end of the rotation.

Every student rotator will be offered a SLOE (Standard Letter of Evaluation) for use in the ERAS process. A formative evaluation with top EM advisors will take place at the midpoint of the rotation. Additionally, the division will offer a meeting with Utah EM Residency leadership to discuss career plans and interest in further EM training. All visiting rotators will be interviewed for residency with the University of Utah during their rotation month.

APPLICATION SPECIFICS:

Interested applicants must complete a Utah URIM elective application with a personal statement (see instructions on Utah URIM application in VSAS). Within your statement, please provide an essay describing an example of how, through emergency medicine practice, you will be able to address a unique health issue or disparity as a member of a URIM group. (<400 words). Additionally, you will be required to upload your medical school transcript and statement of intent for EM in the VSAS application.

In order to be considered for this scholarship, applications on VSAS are due no later than May 1st, 2022. Two scholarships per AY will be awarded. Applicants chosen for this award will have a week to accept the scholarship as well as the chosen rotation month via VSAS.