Are you a rising 4th year medical student interested in Emergency Medicine looking for an Acting-Internship (AI) Rotation? The University of Massachusetts Medical School Chan – Baystate (UMMS Chan-Baystate) offers an AI rotation each year for students interested in Emergency Medicine. This year, we’re excited to offer a new opportunity for Under-Represented in Medicine (URiM) visiting students.
Our Departmental Mission
UMMS Chan-Baystate looks to build a workforce that reflects the diversity in the community that we serve and include individuals who are underrepresented in medicine with backgrounds and experiences that would diversify our program.
We have been able to retain diverse trainees by fostering an environment of acceptance, inclusion and support from day one. We are proud of the diversity we have and are committed to continue to cultivate an environment and workforce centered around a common goal: improving the health of our community.
We have developed a scholarship for URiM visiting students in order to expand on our mission, while assisting URiM applicants with the financial burden that comes with visiting electives. We are able to select up to 10 students for this opportunity.
This scholarship and opportunity includes:
Up to $1000 in expenses will be reimbursed
Free housing in the hospital campus dorm room (walk right across the street to the hospital!)
Waived institutional fees
Transportation support to all educational activities
Mentorship from UMMS-Baystate faculty including nationally recognized experts in medical student advising with focuses on application, clinical and interview performance
Health Equity Curriculum offered as a supplement to the established clerkship curriculum
Guaranteed residency interview
Departmental group eSLOE for all students
If you are accepted, you’ll get priority block scheduling:
Full time 4th year medical student in good academic standing at an LCME-accredited US medical school
Apply for an AI rotation through the Visiting Student Learning Opportunities (VSLO, previously known as VSAS).
We believe that the future of emergency medicine workforce requires diversity in the forms of race, ethnicity, sex, gender, socioeconomic status, educationally disadvantaged and more. We encourage all those who identify as such to apply.
Submission of a Supplemental Scholarship Application (500 words or less):
Describe how your experience as an underrepresented student in medicine has shaped your path to pursue a career in emergency medicine
Email this supplemental scholarship application to: BaystateEMdiversityinclusion@gmail.com
No submission deadline
Should you have any questions, please do not hesitate to reach out with any questions!
The Baystate EM Educational Team