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Visiting Scholars Program - URiM

The Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology at UMass Chan Medical School and UMass Memorial Health recognizes the vital importance of diversity and inclusion in medical education and health care. As such, we strive to support a patient care team that reflects the diversity and life experiences of the learners and patients we serve. As part of this commitment, it is with great pride that we introduce the Visiting Student Scholarship for Diversity in Obstetrics and Gynecology.

This program is available for qualified students who are Underrepresented in Medicine (URiM) to complete clinical electives in the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology. These electives are currently available in the Divisions of General OB/GYN, Gynecologic Oncology, Maternal Fetal Medicine, and Urogynecology/Female Pelvic Medicine and Reconstructive Surgery. There will be ample opportunity to work with both faculty, residents, and nursing staff. Mentorship will be available by our Department’s Director of Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Belonging as well as by additional faculty aligned with participants’ interests.

  • Participants will receive $1500 to cover housing and travel costs
  • Rotations are 3 to 4 weeks in length
  • Apply in June 2022
  • Elective available starting September 2022

Worcester, known as the “heart of the Commonwealth,” is the 2nd most populous city in New England. Known for its diversity and large immigrant population, Worcester embraces sizable communities of Vietnamese, Brazilian, Ghanaian, Dominican, and Albanian persons. Approximately 22% of the city’s population was born outside the United States. Thirteen percent of residents identify as Latino/a/x/e, 12% identify as Black, and 8% identify as Asian. Languages for which interpreters are most often used for patient care include Arabic, Portuguese, Spanish, and Vietnamese.

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Eligibility: We welcome applications from fourth-year medical students who identify as URiM, are in good standing at an LCME-accredited medical school, who plan to pursue residency training in Obstetrics and Gynecology. The ACGME defines URiM as “those racial and ethnic populations that are underrepresented in the medical profession relative to their numbers in the general population… which includes African American, Hispanic/Latino/a/x/e, American Indian, Alaska Native, native Hawaiian, and other Pacific Islander persons.  

How to apply:

 Please send all information to Lori.Allard@umassmemorial.org