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Teaching and Tomorrow URIM Scholarship Program 2024

Deadline: August 1, 2024

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The Pediatric GI Teaching and Tomorrow Program of the North American Society for Pediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition (NASPGHAN) strives to attract stellar residents to consider subspecialty training in pediatric gastroenterology, hepatology, and nutrition. All participants in Teaching and Tomorrow attend 3 tailored career panel discussions/sessions in addition to a very popular social networking reception, where they are invited as a group to meet with current fellows, as well as program director representatives from most GI fellowship programs in North America.  Through these tailored and one-on-one meetings, we share our enthusiasm and guidance for careers in pediatric gastroenterology, hepatology and nutrition.

NASPGHAN is also committed to being as diverse, equitable and inclusive a society as possible and has recognized the power of the Teaching and Tomorrow Program to bring promising pediatric residents of all races, ethnicities, genders, and social backgrounds from all over North America to our NASPGHAN Annual Meeting to see first-hand the cutting edge basic and clinical science of our subspecialty.

We have expanded the Teaching and Tomorrow Program to provide up to 15 scholarships to interested 1st and 2nd year pediatric residents and 4th year medical students who self-identify as Underrepresented in Medicine (URIM). In addition to networking with other participants while attending the program’s scheduled sessions, scholarship awardees will be matched with a NASPGHAN fellow and/or attending physician (often themselves a Teaching and Tomorrow Program alumnus) who will serve as an additional professional contact and NASPGHAN ambassador.

WHAT: Attend NASPGHAN Annual Meeting and Postgraduate Course
WHERE: Hollywood, FL
PROGRAM BEGINS: November 7, 2024 (arrival November 6)
PROGRAM ENDS: October 9, 2024

ELIGIBLE:  All North American Fourth year medical students and 1st and 2nd year Pediatric Residents and 4th year medical students with an interest in pediatric gastroenterology, hepatology and nutrition who self-identify as Underrepresented in Medicine (URIM). Residents applying to fellowship in the summer/fall of 2024 are not eligible to participate. 

The following racial and ethnic groups have been shown to be underrepresented in biomedical research:

American Indian or Alaska Native. A person having origins in any of the original peoples of North and South America (including Central America), and who maintains tribal affiliation or community attachment.

Black or African American. A person having origins in any of the black racial groups of Africa

Hispanic or Latino. A person of Cuban, Mexican, Puerto Rican, South or Central American, or other Spanish culture or origin, regardless of race. The term, "Spanish origin," can be used in addition to "Hispanic or Latino."

Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander

SUPPORT:   The Foundation would provide support by covering the cost of all Teaching and Tomorrow program events, annual meeting program registration, travel, hotel, and meal stipend for the duration of the conference.

URIM Scholarship Applications will be awarded on a rolling basis through August 1, 2024.