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Psychiatry Visiting Sub-Internship for Individuals Underrepresented in Medicine
The Duke University Department of Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences is excited to sponsor a visiting sub-internship for a medical student applying in psychiatry who is from a background traditionally underrepresented in medicine (URiM). The aim of the sub-internship is to provide access to a month-long clinical experience in acute care settings for an exceptional student who may not otherwise have an opportunity for an “away elective.”
Depending on availability, the student will have the opportunity to do a sub-internship level elective in inpatient psychiatry, medicine-psychiatry or consultation-liaison psychiatry. The student will work closely with the clinical team in the assigned rotation. In addition to the responsibilities of the clinical rotation, the visiting student will receive access to mentorship meetings with selected Duke Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences faculty and will have the opportunity to attend residency Academic Half Day didactics, weekly departmental Grand Rounds and other departmental events.
The selected recipient will receive a stipend of up to $4,500 to cover the cost of travel to Durham, NC, as well as housing and other expenses incurred during the sub-internship. The stipend aims to increase equitable access to specialized clinical training opportunities among URiM individuals. Duke University School of Medicine’s Office of Equity, Diversity and Inclusion will help as needed with logistics related to travel and with hotel arrangements.
Eligible individuals will have completed the first three years of medical school (as of July 1, 2023) at an LCME accredited institution.
Eligible individuals must identify as a member of a racial or ethnic group that is underrepresented in medicine (URiM).
About the Department
The Duke University Department of Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences, founded in 1943, is one of 24 departments in the Duke University School of Medicine. Over the past 75+ years, the department has focused on understanding the brain and mind through research and clinical care and passing this knowledge on to the next generation of leaders in the field. Ultimately, our goal is to help people with mental health challenges live their best life. Learn more by visiting the department website (https://psychiatry.duke.edu/).
How to Apply
Applicants must submit all application materials by April 12, 2023.
1. Send an email including (1) an explanation of your interest in the sub-internship, (2) your responses to the Application Questions below, and (3) your CV to Dr. Julie Penzner, Director of Undergraduate Medical Education in Psychiatry
(firstname.lastname@example.org), with cc to Ms. Cathy Lefebvre, Psychiatry Clerkship Coordinator (email@example.com).
2. Apply through VSLO to all available and desired sub-internships for Fall 2023 (Sections 41, 42, 43, 44). The possible sub-internships are 401-C (inpatient psychiatry), 407-C (medicine-psychiatry) and 445-C (consultation-liaison psychiatry). For further application information, visit the Duke University School of Medicine’s Office of the Registrar website (https://medschool.duke.edu/education/health-professions-education programs/student-services/office-registrar/visiting-students).
3. Please note: Enrollment in the sub-internship will not be complete until the Duke University Registrar’s Office has verified that all medical school-related requirements are completed. These requirements are detailed in the AAMC Visiting Student Learning Opportunities (VSLO). (https://students-residents.aamc.org/visiting-student-learning opportunities/visiting-student-learning-opportunities-vslo)
4. For any questions about the application process or the rotation, please reach out via email to Ms. Cathy Lefebvre (firstname.lastname@example.org) and Dr. Julie Penzner (email@example.com), with the subject line “Psychiatry Visiting Sub-Internship for Individuals Underrepresented in Medicine.”
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Thank you for your interest in the Duke University Department of Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences. We are excited to read your applications.
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