UCSF University of California, San Francisco      About UCSF       Search UCSF       UCSF Medical Center     
  Education & Training    Research    Patient Care   
 

Print This Page For Normal View, Click Here For Larger Font Sizes', Click Here


 
 
Student Research
General Information
Specific Programs
M.D. with Thesis
Dean's Prize and Poster Session
Additional Funding Options
Contact Information
 

American Academy of Dermatology
Summer Internship & Mentor Program for Minority Medical Students

Fact Sheet

The American Academy of Dermatology invites first- and second-year medical students who are African American, Asian American, Hispanic American or Native American to learn more about dermatology as a medical specialty by participating in the Academy's Summer Internship and Mentor Program for Minority Medical Students.

Program Description

The selected students will spend one month working and studying with a dermatology mentor of their choice. The Academy will secure mentors from a variety of practice settings - private practice, research, etc. Participants will receive a $1,000 grant and may be eligible for an additional $500 in travel expense reimbursement.

Purpose

The program objective is to provide students with personal and hands-on exposure to dermatology by working with a mentor. The Academy hopes that participation in this program stimulates interest in dermatology as a pursuable and obtainable career choice for minority students.

Application Process

  • Complete the application form, which requests basic information such as name, address and year in school.
  • Write a 250-word essay that tells how you discovered the program, why you want to spend a month studying dermatology, what goals you wish to achieve during the internship and what kind of mentor you wish. A copy of your medical school transcript.
  • A letter of recommendation from a member of the faculty, an employer, etc. should also accompany your application.

Mail applications to: 

Cheryl A. Hayden
AAD Summer Internship and Mentor Program
American Academy of Dermatology
1350 I Street, NW
Suite 880
Washington, DC 20005-3319

Applications must be received in April. Grants winners will be announced in April.

After you complete your internship, you must write a one-page summary describing your experience. You will not receive your internship certificate until you have submitted your essay. Also see http://www.aad.org for more details.

Updated: May 17, 2007
    Site Map    Contact Info     ©UC Regents