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Highland Hospital – Social Emergency Medicine Research Diversity Externship

Deadline: March 20, 2020

Mission: Highland Emergency Medicine aims to provide research opportunities and training for medical students underrepresented in medicine, preparing students to advocate for the incorporation of social determinants of health into the practice of emergency medicine, and to offer mentorship for medical students considering careers in emergency medicine.

Who: This opportunity is open to US medical students in good standing who can dedicate 6-8 continuous weeks to spend at Highland Hospital in Oakland, CA.  Candidates must have successfully completed the first year of medical school and have submitted a complete application packet.  Immunizations for clinical practice must also be up to date.

When: Between June-August 2020

Stipend: Externs will receive a $3500 fellowship stipend intended to defray costs of living.

Where: Highland Hospital- Alameda Health System.  The Emergency Department at Highland Hospital in Oakland, CA is a Level 1 trauma center and STEMI receiving center with an annual census of over 90,000 patients.  We serve one of the most ethnically and culturally diverse communities in the US. Highland Hospital is an affiliated Undergraduate Medical Education site for University of California, San Francisco, but has its own free-standing Graduate Medical Education office, housing Internal Medicine and Emergency Medicine residencies (

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