Underrepresented Minorities in Medicine (URiM)
Visiting Medical Student Elective Program
Atrium Health, Department of Surgery
Carolinas Medical Center (CMC) Charlotte, NC
To create opportunities for URiM medical students to experience a surgery elective at our institution.
To showcase our department’s commitment to creating an inclusive and diverse environment for URiM medical students.
To encourage URiM medical students to apply for our competitive general surgery residency. We are committed to creating and sustaining a residency that mirrors the patient population that we serve.
Per the AAMC “Underrepresented in medicine means those racial and ethnic populations that are underrepresented in the medical profession relative to their numbers in the general population”
Applications will open March 1st, 2022.
Students will be selected on a rolling basis with input from the Department’s Diversity Equity and Inclusion Committee.
Rotations will be available starting May 1st, 2022.
First round of acceptances will be announced April 1st, 2022.
Rotations include several surgery services (Emergency General Surgery, General Surgery, GI Oncology/Colorectal, Minimally Invasive Surgery, HepatoPancreatoBiliary, Soft tissue Oncology, Vascular, Transplant, Plastics, Pediatrics) and an ICU rotation in the Surgical Trauma Intensive Care--CMC is the regions only level-1 trauma center. Rotation assignments will be made by the Surgery Clerkship Director and tailored to the students interests and availability of services. The goal is to allow only 1-2 students per service to maintain our excellent student/faculty ratio.
A stipend of $2000 will be given to each selected student. This is to offset the costs for travel and housing. Information regarding housing options is provided, but actual housing arrangements will be the responsibility of the student.
During the rotation each student will be invited to all department meetings (M&M, Grand Rounds, Resident Education Sessions, Multiprofessional conferences).
Students will be assigned a mentor, and will also have frequent access and exposure to with Dr. David Jacobs, Department of Surgery Vice Chair for Diversity Equity and Inclusion.
Students will be connected with other URiM vising students in other specialties (EM, IM, Peds).
Depending on the pandemic status, there will be opportunities for both social and community service activities with the Department of Surgery residents, faculty, URiM visiting students, and faculty outside of Surgery with known leadership involvement in URiM and DEI.
Students will have the opportunity to take trauma night call (not mandatory). There will be opportunities to experience the diverse population of patients our institution serves.
Application and requirements
US citizen or permanent resident.
Successful completion of all 3rd year clerkships and good standing at their medical school.
Successful completion of USMLE Step 1.