The Children’s Mercy Kansas City – Minority Medical Student Elective Program
Deadline: March 31, 2020
The Children’s Mercy Kansas City Minority Medical Student Elective Program (Mercy+ME) provdes qualified fourth-year medical students who have histoicaly been underrepresented in medicine (UIM) an opportunity to experience the outstanding pediatric training that Children’s Mercy provides. Students participating in the program will receive a stipend to assist with travel and lodging, four (4) weeks rotating on General Pediatric and Pediatric subspecialty services, one half day per week dedicated to unique clinical and reseach experiences at Children’s Mercy Kansas City, regular meetings with the Rotation Director, and metoring from a current pediatric resident.
Potential pediatric rotations include Adolescent Medicine, Allergy and Immunology, Child Abuse, Gastroenterology, Hematology/Oncology, Infectious Diseases, Nephrology, Pulmonology, Rehabilitation Medicine, and Rheumatology.
Eligibility requirements include current medical stuents identified as UIM who have completed their pediatric clerkship and are in good standing at an accredited US medical school. For purposes of this elective, the following racial and ethnic groups are identified as UIM: American Indian/Native Alaskan, Black or African American, Latinx, Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander, UIM Asian Populations e.g., Cambodian, Indonesian, Vietnamese.
For more information and to apply, click here.