Thomas Jefferson University

Visiting Student Diversity Scholarship

Announcing an opportunity for 2022:
Visiting Student Diversity Scholarship in Radiation Oncology

The Sidney Kimmel Cancer Center at Thomas Jefferson University is offering a Visiting Student Diversity Scholarship for 4th year medical students interested in Radiation Oncology. The program will be offered to two eligible students in 2022.

The Department of Radiation Oncology at Thomas Jefferson University in Center City, Philadelphia encourages 4th year medical students who are underrepresented in the medical field to apply for our Visiting Student Diversity Scholarship to explore interest in the field of Radiation Oncology. This will be a 4-week rotation in the months of August, September or October, taking place at the Center City campus at Thomas Jefferson University.

The program will provide $1,500 of expense reimbursement to help defray costs of transportation, fees and housing expenses.

Program Description

This program is designed to give students the experience of cancer care in the field of Radiation Oncology. The student will rotate through the different clinical services in the department, attend cancer center grand rounds, observe specialized treatments, and work with the residents and attending physicians. The student will be assigned a mentor to help navigate the process while here on rotation.

Who should apply?

The program is open to applicants who belong to groups that are recognized as underrepresented in the health profession including African American, American Indian, Alaska Native, Hispanic/Latino, Pacific Islander and/or LGBTQ+. This rotation is offered for 4 weeks and offered late summer/fall. Students must be enrolled in their final year of medical school in good academic standing at an LCME-accredited medical school and have completed all required core clerkships. In addition, students must meet the requirements of the Sidney Kimmel Medical College at Thomas Jefferson University for visiting students.

Application

Please email Phyllis Lewis, Radiation Oncology Education Coordinator for medical students and residents to request an application. For questions about the program, email Dr. Lydia Komarnicky, Professor of Radiation Oncology, Director of the Radiation Oncology Residency Program and the Medical Student Clerkship Program.