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The SBH Department of Emergency Medicine’s Diversity and Inclusion Committee is pleased to offer the Summer Enrichment and Mentorship Program (SEMP) as a 6-week intensive Emergency Medicine course for underrepresented minorities in Medicine. The goal of SEMP is to provide an in-depth introduction to the discipline of Emergency Medicine and to foster mentorship throughout the process of ultimately matching into the specialty. This program is designed for medical school students who have completed their first year in an accredited osteopathic or allopathic medical school.
The Association of American Medical Colleges defines underrepresented minorities in Medicine as “those racial and ethnic populations that are underrepresented in the medical profession relative to their numbers in the general population.”
The Emergency Medicine Department of St. Barnabas Hospital remains committed to ensuring access to medical education and medicine-related careers for individuals from these historically underrepresented racial/ethnic groups and encourages all interested first year medical students who are a part of this demographic and interested in Emergency Medicine to apply.
Program Opportunities and Requirements
Participants take part in didactic lectures, procedural workshops, simulated patient encounter sessions, ultrasound modules, journal club, social medicine initiatives, quality and safety projects, a meeting with Departmental leadership, and an outing to the world famous Bronx Zoo.
Each student will be given both a faculty and resident preceptor whom he or she will shadow on various shifts throughout the Department. Students will gain exposure to a wide breadth of clinical pathology and acuity in the culturally diverse population provided by the South Bronx.
Participants are advised by their faculty mentors on a final scholarly project which they will present within the Department at the conclusion of the Program.
We had eight funded positions available for the 2022 cohort. Each participant will receive a stipend distributed in installments during the six weeks.
Important Program Dates
The 2024 Summer Enrichment and Mentorship Program runs from Monday, June 3, 2024 to Friday, July 12, 2024.
The program application will be available on Monday, December 4, 2023.
The deadline for application is Friday, February 2, 2024 at 5:00pm EST.
Applicants will be informed of their application status by February 9, 2024.
Successful applicants must accept their spot in the program by February 16, 2024 at 5:00pm EST.
How to Apply
To apply, please fill out the application HERE and submit the following documents along with it:
- a current CV
- a one-page essay describing your interest in the program and Emergency Medicine
- a current photo
- If accepted into the Program, you must provide a letter of good-standing from your academic institution.
For general inquiries about our program, please contact Leslie Grant, administrative coordinator, at firstname.lastname@example.org or 718-960-3912
SEMP in the News!
SBH SEMP 2021 was featured on News12 The Bronx. Watch the feature video here: