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UIM Resident Aesthetic Research Mentorship Award

The WDS Underrepresented in Medicine (UIM) Resident Aesthetic Research Mentorship Program is designed to enhance the knowledge and education of UIM dermatology residents in aesthetic and procedural dermatology through mentorship with a leader in this subspecialty.

Purpose of Award

The purpose of the award is to develop mentoring relationships that might not otherwise be possible due to distance or funding availability. Along with mentorship, the program is designed for successful execution and completion of a research-based project that should be appropriate for publication and/or presentation at a professional dermatology meeting.

Eligibility Requirements

The WDS UIM Resident Aesthetic is available to residents who meet all of the following eligibility requirements:

  • Is a dermatology resident in the USA.
  • All applicants must be current or pending members of WDS.
  • Is a resident identified as belonging to an underrepresented in medicine group defined by the AAMC as follows: Black/African-American, Hispanic/Latino, and Native American (American Indian, Alaska Native, Native Hawaiian, or Pacific Islander).
  • Is in good standing at their academic institution.
  • Completion of applicant forms and submission of supporting materials.
  • Commitment to submitting an interval report halfway through the project and a final report submitted six months after notification.

Application Timeline

Rotation Time Frame: Awardees will be given six months to complete their mentorship experience and research project.
Application Closes: Wednesday, August 14, 2024 at 11:59pm ET
Anticipated Award Notification*: December 2024

*Notification date is subject to change based on committee review process

Funding Requirements

Awardees will be will be required to submit a standardized summary statement of their experience as well as receipts in order to receive their award funds. The award funds will be provided upon completion of the experience.

Tips for a Successfully Funded Application

Application Checklist

  • Online Application
  • Copy of current Curriculum Vitae
  • Proposed Budget ($2,000 maximum)
  • Upload Letter of Recommendation from Faculty Physician (Dean of Students, Program Director, Department Chair, Medical Faculty, Etc.)
  • Letter of Recommendation from Personal or Career Mentor (does not have to be the person who will serve as your mentor for this program)
  • Statement of Intent from Proposed Mentor

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