Diversity, Equity & Inclusion
We strive to have a residency cohort that reflects the wonderful racial and ethnic diversity of the population we are fortunate to serve at Holtz Children’s Hospital. Experience our resident programs at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine (UMMSM) with an enriching four-week clerkship to grow and build your professional network while experiencing working with a diverse patient population. Fourth year medical students who come from a racial group that is Underrepresented in Medicine (URM) will be selected and rotate within inpatient and outpatient pediatric settings, connect with a resident mentor, be paired with a faculty advisor, as well as attend unique experiences within the diversity and inclusion network. The goal of the clerkship scholarship is to encourage underrepresented minority (URM) medical students to complete a pediatric elective at our residency training program. While learning about our Diversity and Inclusion community, the URM applicant will examine the potential fit with our departments for the continuation of their medical training and professional development. Students will rotate through both inpatient and outpatient pediatric setting
Students will have the opportunity for an immersion experience in an outpatient underserved clinic, including the mobile pediatric clinic as well as school health clinics. Students will also get experience working in the inpatient setting in the Pediatric Intensive Care Unit and general wards. Unique experiences can also be crafted to meet the visiting student’s interests. The rotation is only offered in 4-week blocks. Additional details:
Each student will have an assigned resident mentor and/or faculty advisor to assist with connecting with the greater Miami area.
Experience first-hand the collegial atmosphere within or program, while having an enriching educational experience in a diverse city.
Rotate with one of a variety of available subspecialty services, which include a combination of consult and outpatient responsibilities.
Meet with our Chair of Pediatrics, Program Director and Associate Program Director; our Director of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion and or representative; and faculty engaged in clinical and/or academic work in area(s) of particular interest to the applicant.
Visiting Student will be invited to participate in various inclusion activities at UMMSM. These include monthly Deans Diversity council meetings and ODICE’s Restorative Practice Program sessions
Available Visiting Electives
Check VSLO for the most up to date
list of electives offered
Pediatric Allergy and Immunology
Child Protection Team
Pediatric Mobile Clinic and more!
July 3 to July 28 (Block 1)
July 31-August 25 (Block 2)
August 28- September 22 (Block 3)
September 25- October 20 (Block 4)
One scholarship award per applicant in the amount of $3000 will be awarded. This funding is intended to offset the cost of travel, housing and living expenses. The award will be disbursed after the 1st week of the rotation through approved UM processes.
To be eligible to apply, applicants must meet the following requirements:
Historically excluded students who are disproportionately underrepresented in medicine which include: African American, Latino-Hispanic, American Indian/Alaska Native, Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander AND/OR students from economically or educationally disinvested backgrounds (such as first-generation, single parent or low-income household)
US citizen, US permanent resident, or DACA recipient
Completed core Pediatrics clerkship
Is a 4th year medical student at a U.S Medical School
Submit an application through AAMC's VSLO (Visiting Student Learning Opportunities) for pediatric electives at the University of Miami Leonard M. Miller School of Medicine. You may apply for any pediatric electives. You will need two 2-week electives or one 4-week elective to qualify for the full scholarship.
Complete the supplemental application here: https://umiami.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_dgkJB9B7wkRFdc2
Applications to re-open in Spring 2024
Please contact Dr. Gabrielle Fisher at firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions
We are strongly committed to fostering a learning environment where diversity is nurtured and welcomed. Our Program's diverse group of Faculty, Residents, Fellows, and Staff mirror the community we serve.
We have developed initiatives to ensure that we continue to approach equity, diversity and inclusion systematically and consciously.
We are fortunate to be part of the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine where Diversity, Inclusion and Equity Initiatives are at the forefront of our Dean and President's vision. In addition, our Chairman, Dr. Glen Flores has dedicated his career to focus extensively on disparities in health care caused by poverty, racism, and lack of access for underserved population.
PGY-3 PGY-2 PGY-1 Graduates
Jackson Prime Card - Providing Patient Financial Assistant Program
Mobile Clinic - Providing Pediatric Care to the Uninsured
School Clinics - Providing Pediatric Care in Clinic-Based Local Schools
DOCS - Providing Preventive Health Screening to the Underserved
CIR COCOA Committee - Community Service & Advocacy
COVID Vaccine QR Stickers - Resident led initiative to assist patients in finding Covid testing and vaccination sites