Diversity in Neurology Visiting Medical Students Program
The Department of Neurology at NewYork-Presbyterian/Columbia University Irving Medical Center (NYP/CUIMC) invites medical students who intend to pursue a career in neurology to apply for the Diversity in Neurology Visiting Medical Students Program. This rotation will provide an opportunity for medical students to visit NYP/CUIMC and increase their clinical exposure to neurology.
The Department of Neurology is committed to diversity, equity, inclusion, and accessibility (DEIA). Through this program, Visiting Medical Students will:
- Participate in any of the four-week 4th-year clinical electives.
- Meet with the Neurology Electives Course Director to give and receive feedback at the end of their rotation.
- Gain exposure to resident didactic/educational activities within the Department of Neurology.
- Receive a $2,500 stipend award.
- Students will be responsible for making their housing and travel arrangements. Students may apply for student housing at Bard Hall on the Columbia Vagelos College of Physicians & Surgeons’ campus or the international House on the Columbia University undergraduate campus, but availability is limited and not guaranteed.
Potential applicants should:
- Currently be enrolled in a Liaison Committee on Medical Education (LCME) or American Osteopathic Association (AOA) accredited medical school
- Have intentions of pursuing residency in neurology
- Have a strong academic record
- Have liability and health insurance
- Acceptance to a neurology visiting student electives. Applicants should apply to these via the Visiting Student Course Catalog and apply for a Diversity course (code: NEUR-NU100)
- Completion of the online application form on OASIS.
- Current resume or curriculum vitae (CV) with complete details of educational experience, and if applicable, leadership, research, and community service experiences.
- A 350 to 500-word essay describing reasons for applying to this rotation and your interest in a specific neurology rotation (Neurology: Critical Care Subinternship (NU07P), Ambulatory (NU06P), Pediatric neurology (NU03P), Adult Epilepsy monitoring unit (NU08P), Neurology Subinternship (NU05P).
- Official medical school transcript
- Official USMLE or COMLEX transcript, if applicable
Application materials including essay and resume/CV are due on: Rolling basis
Transcripts should be sent separately by the applicant’s institution, and are due by: Rolling basis