Posted: November 7, 2016

A Multi-Program Assessment of Visiting Pediatric Electives as a Recruitment Tool for Diversity

Description

Certain minority populations are underrepresented in medicine (URM). The visiting clerkship represents a collaborative effort between Undergraduate and Graduate Medical Education that has been reported to help increase URM applicants and residents. Visiting URM student electives in pediatrics at five institutions were examined in an effort to better understand best practices. Financial assistance and mentorship were universal among programs. Most programs reported an increase in URM applicants but variable numbers of matched URM residents.

*Presented at Learn Serve Lead 2016

Keywords

Minority, Pediatrics, Diversity, Recruitment, LSL 2016

Authors

Abena Knight, MD, University of Washington School of Medicine

Adelaide Barnes, MD, University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine

Aisha Davis, MD, George Washington University School of Medicine

Alexandra Sims, MD, George Washington University School of Medicine

Allison LaRoche, MD, MPH, University of Washington School of Medicine

Brandi Kaye Freeman, MD, MS, University of Colorado School of Medicine

Carmin Powell, MD, Stanford University School of Medicine

Craig DeWolfe, MD, MEd, George Washington University School of Medicine

Gabrina Dixon, MD, George Washington University School of Medicine

Heather McPhillips, MD, MPH, University of Washington School of Medicine

Jessica Fowler, MD, MPH, University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine

Laura Bachrach, MD, Stanford University School of Medicine

Lisa Zaoutis, MD, University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine

Nicole Washington, MD, University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine

Rebecca Blakenburg, MD, MPH, Stanford University School of Medicine

Sherilyn Smith, MD, University of Washington School of Medicine

Terry Kind, MD, MPH, George Washington University School of Medicine


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