Underrepresented in Medicine Scholarship
Lehigh Valley Health Network (LVHN) Emergency Medicine Residency Program recognizes diversity and inclusion is an important part of the past, present and future of medicine both in terms of medical education, as well as patient care outcomes. We also recognize that our residency training program needs to take an active role in addressing healthcare inequities that are pervasive throughout medicine. We are committed growing as a program and encourage applicants from all backgrounds to partner with us on this important journey.
To help promote those who are Underrepresented in Medicine (URM), the Department of Emergency and Hospital Medicine is proud to offer four $1,000 scholarships for those whose backgrounds are underrepresented in medicine. The scholarships may be used for travel, housing, and incidental expenses related to the 4-week sub-internship. The stipend will be provided following successful completion of the rotation. Students will be responsible for their own housing and travel arrangements.
This scholarship opportunity is available to currently enrolled, full-time medical students who have completed their third year required courses. Students must be in good academic standing at a LCME or AOA accredited institution and must meet the same institutional requirements as for all rotating medical students. This opportunity is available for individuals belonging to a group historically underrepresented in medicine including, but not limited to, persons of color, LGBTQI+ identified or gender non-conforming individuals, individuals from disadvantaged backgrounds, and those living with disabilities.
Submit your completed application to Dawn Yenser at Dawn.Yenser@lvhn.org.