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University of North Carolina Department of Orthopaedics Scholarship for Under-Represented Minority Medical Students

The Department of Orthopaedics at the University of North Carolina in Chapel Hill recognizes that improving diversity within our field is critical. This scholarship is designed to support fourth-year medical students from diverse backgrounds during their 4-week sub-internship in the Department of Orthopaedics. Scholarships are awarded on a rolling basis starting in April of each year. The award of $1,500 may be used to help defray the cost of housing, food, transportation, and educational expenses during a four week sub-internship with the UNC Department of Orthopaedic Surgery in Chapel Hill, NC.

Eligibility:
– Applicants must be a fourth-year medical student in good standing with a competitive application for orthopaedic residency.
– Applicants must come from a background that is underrepresented in orthopaedics. This group includes women, members of the LGBTQ community, and racial and ethnic populations that are underrepresented in the medical population (https://www.aamc.org/what-we-do/diversity-inclusion/underrepresented-in-medicine).

How to Apply:
Step 1: Interested students should apply for ORTS 440, Acting Internship in Orthopaedics at UNC through VSAS.
Step 2: Email chanelle_arsenault@med.unc.edu and provide the following information:

  • Current CV
  • A brief statement on your interest in UNC’s Department of Orthopaedic Surgery Residency Program and how your background is underrepresented in orthopaedics.

Interested candidates should apply early as scholarships are limited.