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Grover Powers, MD Yale Pediatrics Funded Visiting Elective Program to Enhance Workforce Diversity

The Department of Pediatrics at the Yale School of Medicine is committed to building a diverse workforce of future pediatricians who are ready to serve the needs of all children. To this end, we have established the Grover Powers, MD Yale Pediatrics Funded Visiting Elective Program to Enhance Workforce Diversity, a four-week, funded externship for fourth year medical students in US medical schools. Applicants must be from diverse groups in medicine which includes: groups underrepresented in medicine as defined by the AAMC (e.g. Black/African American, Hispanic/Latinx, Native American, Alaskan Native and Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander), socially, economically, or educationally disadvantaged, and others whose backgrounds and experiences would diversify their clinical fields.

Our program includes a four-week clinical rotation (elective or sub-internship) as well as full participation in residency program didactic learning experiences. Visiting students also will engage in weekly meetings with a member of the Yale Pediatric Residency Program Leadership Team to receive career mentoring.

The greater New Haven area is home to an extraordinarily diverse pediatric patient population. It also boasts rich cultural offerings and wonderful outdoor recreation activities. Grover Powers, MD Yale Pediatrics Funded Visiting Elective Program to Enhance Workforce Diversity provides a $1,500 stipend to offset the costs of elective registration, travel and housing in the New Haven area. Please click here to access the application for the Grover Powers, MD Yale Pediatrics Funded Visiting Elective Program to Enhance Workforce Diversity. Applicants also must complete the VSAS application at this link and are encouraged to apply to multiple options and rotation dates. Applications will be accepted through July 31, 2022.

Please contact Dr. Marietta Vazquez (marietta.vazquez@yale.edu) AND Manmeet Virdee (manmeet.virdee@yale.edu) with any questions you may have about the Grover Powers, MD Yale Pediatrics Funded Visiting Elective Program to Enhance Workforce Diversity.