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Tulane University School of Medicine – Diversity in Surgery Visiting Elective Program

Deadline: Rolling Acceptance

The Tulane Surgery Department is strongly committed to equity, diversity and inclusion and recognizes the importance of creating a residency program which is more reflective of our community. As such, the Tulane Surgery Department is offering a scholarship for visiting 4th year students who are underrepresented in medicine and interested in pursuing a career in general surgery.

Scholarship recipients will be provided with:

  • A comprehensive educational experience over a 4-week sub-internship in August, September, or October 2021 on the surgical service of their choice (acute care surgery, transplant surgery, minimally invasive surgery, surgical oncology, or trauma surgery)
  • Up to $2,000 stipend for housing, travel and living expenses for the month
  • Social networking opportunities with faculty and residents
  • One-on-one meetings with the chair, program director and associate program director
  • Structured mentorship with a designated faculty member
  • Structured mentorship with a designated junior and senior general surgery resident
  • Opportunity to experience the unique community and culture of New Orleans

Applicants must be a current 4th year student in good standing at an accredited US allopathic or osteopathic medical school, have successfully passed step 1 and completed all 3rd year core clerkships, and self-identify as being from a background included as underrepresented in medicine (Black/African-American, Latinx, Native American, Native Hawaiian).

Interested applicants should submit an application form. As well as, submit CV, 2 faculty surgeon references, and a personal statement about their interest in Tulane Surgery (300 words or less) to email below. Rolling acceptance 1 month prior to start date.