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Medical Student Education

We offer a variety of opportunities for students interested in learning about pediatrics at Yale School of Medicine in the Department of Pediatrics.

Pediatric Pre-Clinical Studies

As a Department, we are dedicated to providing trainees with outstanding educational experiences in the care of children starting as early in training as possible. During the first years of medical school, students will meet and learn from pediatric faculty during basic and clinical sciences courses as well as in the clinical setting. Opportunities include active involvement in the Pediatric Interest Group run by medical students and mentored by faculty in our department, the Buddies Program which matches students with pediatric patients having chronic diseases and in the context of clinical skills training.

Grover Powers, MD Yale Pediatrics Minority Visiting Elective Program

The Grover Powers, MD Yale Pediatrics Minority Visiting Elective Program and the Department of Pediatrics at the Yale School of Medicine are 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 Minority Visiting Elective Program, a four-week, funded externship for fourth year medical students in US medical schools from races and ethnicities underrepresented in medicine (URM). URM is currently defined based on U.S. population demographics as Black/African American, Hispanic/Latino, Native American/Alaska Native, and Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander.

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.

The Grover Powers, MD Yale Pediatrics Minority Visiting Elective Program provides a $1500 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 Minority Visiting Elective Program. 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, 2021.

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