Underrepresented in Medicine (URiM) Mentorship Award

Objectives:

  • Expose dermatology residents to the practice of pediatric dermatology.
  • Develop mentoring relationships.
  • Recruit Underrepresented in Medicine (URiM) physicians into pediatric dermatology.

>> 2023 SPD URiM Mentorship Award Guidelines
>> 2023 SPD URiM Mentorship Award Application

Application Deadline: May 1, 2023

This award supports the academic pursuits of historically marginalized individuals with disproportionately low representation in pediatric dermatology. The Association of American Medical College (AAMC) describes “underrepresented in medicine” as “those racial and ethnic populations that are underrepresented in the medical profession relative to their numbers in the general population,” defined as Blacks or African Americans, Hispanics or Latinos, American Indians or Alaska Natives, Native Hawaiians and Pacific Islanders. To promote greater inclusivity in our selection process, we will consider additional elements of diversity to include LGBTQIA+ identification, physical or mental impairment, immigration status, socio-economic background, or disadvantaged experiences.

If you have any questions, please contact SPD at (317) 202-0224 or info@pedsderm.net or Lucia Diaz, MD, Mentorship Committee Chair, at lucia_diaz13@yahoo.com.

Upon Completion of Mentorship Experience

Awardees must submit a one-page report no later than one month after completing their mentorship experience to info@pedsderm.net. The summary report should provide a detailed description of the mentorship experience, highlight your experience, and tell us how it has enhanced your career development and growth in caring for pediatric dermatology patients.