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UIM Resident Mentorship Award

The WDS Underrepresented in Medicine (UIM) Resident Virtual 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 PGY1, PGY2, or PGY3 dermatology resident in the USA.
  • All applicants must be current or pending members of WDS.
  • Is identified as belonging to an underrepresented in medicine minority group defined by the AAD as follows: Black/African-American, Hispanic, Latino, American Indian, Alaska Native, Native Hawaiian, and 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 month after notification.

Application Timeline

Application Deadline: Monday, July 26, 2021
Recipients Notified: September 2021
Rotation Time Frame: Awardees will be given six months to complete their mentorship experience and research project.

*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 Virtual Application

Application Checklist

  • Online Application
  • Copy of current Curriculum Vitae
  • Proposed Budget ($2,000 maximum)
  • Headshot
  • 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)

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