“As a minority student exploring the best fit for me to continue my training as a resident and potential fellow, I continue to reflect on my experience at Children’s National and value MSSP for nurturing an environment that embraces diversity end equality with the ultimate goal of providing top care to diverse population of children."
“This program helped me to get a sense of what academic medicine is in practice and what it is like to train at a large children’s hospital. It helped me realize that I want to do residency at an academic center."
“I believe that MSSP gave me an opportunity to become a more competitive candidate for a residency in pediatrics through the strong mentorship provided by their faculty members and residents."
“The most influential experience was meeting my mentors and having multiple people invested in me. I truly felt accepted and was part of the team despite the fact that I came from a different medical school.”
“I was able to connect with other visiting students, networking with peers who are embarking on a similar medical journey.”
“Overall, I had an amazing, challenging, yet rewarding experience.”
“This program is important to my career because I am interested in a residency program with adequate support mechanisms for all of its residents. This program reflects my mission to incorporate people of color into medicine, increasing minority presence in academic pediatrics.”
“The financial assistance allowed me to experience the Children’s National program for a month long rotation. Without it I would not have been able to afford housing in Washington, DC for the month.”
“Overall I was thoroughly impressed by the experience that I had as a part of the Children’s National Minority Senior Scholarship Program. Being able to rotate at Children’s National was in itself, an amazing opportunity and receiving the mentorship that MSSP provided made the experience even more memorable."
“From my experience, I feel I have gained more confidence in my abilities to excel in other rotations. This experience has broadened my horizon in the sense that I am more receptive to the countless possibilities for careers in pediatrics, not only in terms of different specialty choices but other ways to influence the pediatric community including education and advocacy.”