Diversity Visiting Student Sub-Internship Program

Location: Weill Cornell Medical, New York, NY

The Department of Surgery at New York Presbyterian - Weill Cornell Medical Center is pleased to announce the inaugural Diversity Sub-internship Fellowship program aimed to foster underrepresented minority interest in academic surgery. The fellowship program will provide one visiting sub-intern student with a four-week rotation in General Surgery. The program includes housing and a fifteen hundred dollar stipend. The fellowship is only available for the month of July 2018. The stipend is to help offset the cost of flights, tuition fees, and incidental expenses. On-campus housing will be provided on the Upper East Side of Manhattan.

The Diversity Sub-Internship Fellowship program is a funded program designed to give students with a diverse background the experience of rotating as a surgical intern at Weill Cornell Medicine – Department of Surgery. The sub-intern will function in the role of a surgical intern and will be required to attend all simulation, teaching, and conferences with the house staff. The schedule will include working every other weekend during the rotation.

The program is open to applicants who belong to groups that are recognized as historically underrepresented in the health profession including African American, American Indian, Alaska Native, Hispanic American and Pacific Islander who have completed a surgery clerkship. The fellowship is four weeks in duration and are available to students who can meet the requirements of Weill Cornell Medical College.

Application deadline is APRIL 15.

Interested candidates should submit curriculum vitae, letter of interest, and references to:

Please submit one letter of recommendation, curriculum vitae, USMLE scores, a recent unofficial medical school transcript, photo, and brief personal statement in a single pdf to Vanessa Mejia vam9037@med.cornell.edu  by April 15, 2018. The fellowship will be awarded by May 1, 2018, and the recipient will then be required to apply via VSAS. The program is for July 2018 only.


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