A diverse body of physicians is needed to care for an increasingly diverse population of children in the United States. To this end, Children’s National aims to attract applicants who are from diverse backgrounds, in many respects, including ethnicity, nationality, and sexual orientation.
Nationally, there is a disparity between the percentages of children and physicians from certain minority groups. To help address this disparity, Children’s National aims to support the development of academic pediatricians from underrepresented minorities (URM) in pediatrics.
Exciting developments this year include the establishment of a scholarship program to expose fourth-year medical students from URM to academic pediatrics through mentored and funded clinical rotations. We are also establishing a mentorship program to expand the support of our multiple minority trainees.
For more information about our programs, please contact Dr. Aisha Barber Davis.