Underrepresented in Medicine Scholarship Program for Visiting Clerkships

Henry Ford Health System has a long-standing and deep-rooted commitment to diversity in our workforce, research and educational programs. In the Department of Emergency Medicine, we believe that this commitment to diversity both strengthens our community and ensures delivery of the highest quality patient care. We encourage inclusion of all, including those who are historically underrepresented in medicine, such as racial and ethnic minorities, LGBTQI-identified or gender nonconforming individuals, individuals from disadvantaged backgrounds, and those with special needs.

To enrich the diversity of the Henry Ford Hospital Emergency Medicine Residency applicant pool, our department’s Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Committee is pleased to sponsor a scholarship program to support underrepresented in medicine medical students who have an interest in emergency medicine. The scholarship will provide recipients $1500 to be used for travel, lodging and other expenses associated with participating in the clerkship. The application deadline is April 1.

Awardees will participate in the Henry Ford Hospital visiting clerkship in emergency medicine. This experience includes clinical shifts, didactics, simulation, journal club and the opportunity to develop mentoring relationships with attending physicians and residents.


4th year medical student at accredited U.S. allopathic and osteopathic medical schools who plan to apply to an emergency medicine residency.

Good standing at their medical school, with completion of all their required core-clerkships prior to the rotation.

Students must also identify as a member of a group that is underrepresented in medicine.

Application Requirements

The deadline for the scholarship application is April 1. Applications will not be considered until both VSLO/VSAS and URM Scholarship Program applications are completed by this date. If you have any questions about the application process please contact:

Dr. Jason Folt
Assistant Residency Director
Henry Ford Hospital
Department of Emergency Medicine
2799 West Grand Boulevard, CFP 259
Detroit, MI 48202
(313) 916-1553

Information for Applicants
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