Student Interns

Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) Summer Internship 

 

The UCSF Division of Hospital Medicine (DHM) located at UCSF Health is excited to sponsor a Medical Student Summer Internship in Hospital Medicine with a focus on diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI). The goal of the Internship is to enhance exposure to the field of hospital medicine and provide opportunities for academic engagement with our ongoing DEI efforts.

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We are specifically seeking candidates who align with the Division’s commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion. We are interested in candidates from diverse backgrounds with a track record of experience and engagement in issues of diversity, equity, and inclusion and a commitment to communities that have been historically marginalized. We are specifically seeking applicants who demonstrate a unique contribution and commitment to diversity. The intern will be exposed to the many facets of academic hospital medicine, including quality improvement, medical education, research, and clinical excellence through a DEI lens. We will provide a stipend of approximately $5,000 to the selected candidate to cover living expenses during the 8-week internship period.

Project Structure:

The selected applicant will be presented with project opportunities across many domains of UCSF’s academic Division of Hospital Medicine and paired with a faculty member to provide formal mentorship and define the goals of the project. Possible domains to work on diversity, equity, and inclusion include: Quality Improvement/Value, Medical Education, Research, Clinical Excellence, Clinical Informatics, Global Health, and Social Medicine. In addition, the selected candidate will be given the opportunity to participate in all faculty development meetings and conferences, including Grand Rounds and Case Review.

About UCSF Division of Hospital Medicine

The UCSF Division of Hospital Medicine (DHM) is the largest division within UCSF’s Department of Medicine (DOM) and is a national leader in clinical care, education, research, and quality improvement. The Division was founded in 1996 after the landmark publication by Robert Wachter and Lee Goldman in the New England Journal of Medicine. Since that time, we have grown to more than 90 faculty and 30 staff members, running 10 clinical services and providing care for nearly half of the patients in the adult hospital on any given day.

We seek to provide the highest-quality, safe, efficient, equitable, evidence-based, patient-centered care while advancing education, research, and innovation in academic hospital medicine. We are committed to becoming a leader in health equity and justice in academic medicine. We have a fundamental commitment to diversity (viewed through every lens). We believe it is essential to enhance the diversity of the Division, and we define diversity broadly as race, culture, religion, mental or physical abilities, age, gender, sexual orientation, distance traveled, and first generation professional. To learn more about us, please visit our website: https://ucsfhealthhospitalmedicine.ucsf.edu/.

How to Apply:

Students should submit a completed application via email to [email protected] by Wednesday, March 10, 2021. Candidates will be selected based on their academic potential and contribution to the diversity of the Division.

  1. A current CV
  2. A one-page essay describing why you are interested in the internship and some possible areas of focus
  3. A statement on your potential contributions to diversity (see https://diversity.ucsf.edu/contributions-to-diversity-statement for information)
  4. A letter of recommendation from one faculty member at your medical school

Quality Improvement Summer Internship Program

 

The UCSF Division of Hospital Medicine (DHM) located at UCSF Health is excited to sponsor a Summer Internship for Quality, Safety, and Value available to interested medical students. To best meet the needs of our patients and the health system, the DHM is committed to pipeline development in the areas of hospital quality, safety, and value improvement.

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We are specifically seeking applicants for an immersive experience in the real world of quality improvement. The intern will be exposed to the many facets of improvement work under the direct mentorship of the DHM leadership. The student will engage in at least one improvement effort, work closely with an interprofessional team, and have opportunities for scholarly dissemination. We will provide a stipend of approximately $5,000 to the selected candidate to cover living expenses during the 8-week internship period.

Project Structure

The selected applicant will be presented with project opportunities within UCSF’s highly academic Division of Hospital Medicine. The selected applicant will be paired with a faculty member to define the goals of the project and the faculty member will provide mentorship throughout the time of the internship. In addition, the selected candidate will be given the opportunity to participate in all faculty development meetings and conferences, including Grand Rounds and Case Review.

About UCSF Division of Hospital Medicine

The UCSF Division of Hospital Medicine (DHM) is the largest division within UCSF’s Department of Medicine (DOM) and is a national leader in clinical care, education, research, and quality improvement. The Division was founded in 1996 after the landmark publication by Robert Wachter and Lee Goldman in the New England Journal of Medicine. Since that time, we have grown to more than 90 faculty and 30 staff members, running 10 clinical services and providing care for nearly half of the patients in the adult hospital on any given day.

We seek to provide the highest-quality, safe, efficient, equitable, evidence-based, patient-centered care while advancing education, research, and innovation in academic hospital medicine. We have a fundamental commitment to diversity (viewed through every lens) and are particularly interested in applicants who represent groups that are underrepresented in medicine (URM). To learn more about us, please visit our website: https://ucsfhealthhospitalmedicine.ucsf.edu/

How to Apply:

Students should submit a completed application via email to [email protected] by Wednesday, March 10, 2021.

  1. A current CV
  2. A one-page essay describing why you are interested in the internship and some possible areas of focus
  3. A statement on your potential contribution to diversity (see https://diversity.ucsf.edu/contributions-to-diversity-statement for information)
  4. A letter of recommendation from one faculty member at your medical school