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American Academy of Dermatology's
Diversity Mentorship Program – Applications open!

The American Academy of Dermatology (AAD) invites first through fourth-year medical students from underrepresented* backgrounds to apply for the Diversity Mentorship Program. This is a great opportunity for those interested in gaining direct exposure and hands-on experience in the field of dermatology.

The program has been in place for over 11 years, and in the past three years, over 28% of the medical students who have participated in the program have subsequently entered residency training in dermatology.

Program details:
Through this one-on-one mentorship program, a student selects a volunteer mentor to complete a one month, 160 hour mentorship between June 1 and Dec. 1, 2012. The medical student receives a $1,500 grant for his or her participation in the program.

Application information:
The application deadline is Jan. 31, 2012 and students may apply online at www.aad.org/diversitymentorship. Students are required to submit the following:

  • A copy of your résumé or curriculum vitae.
  • A copy of your medical school transcript. First-year students may submit a list of current classes.
  • Two professional letters of recommendation.

Please help the AAD encourage medical students to apply by forwarding this email to your staff and distributing the attached flyer.

If you have any questions, please contact Nikki Haton at nhaton@aad.org.

Thank you for your assistance in helping publicize our program.


Andrew F. Alexis, MD, FAAD
Chair, Diversity Task Force

*Underrepresented in medicine is identified as those racial and ethnic populations that are underrepresented in the medical profession relative to their numbers in the general population of the U.S. (AAMC).


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