Edward S. Cooper's Biosketch
The Department of Medicine of the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine is strongly committed to recruiting and maintaining a diverse housestaff. As a part of these efforts, The Edward S. Cooper Visiting Clerkship provides an opportunity for medical students from groups traditionally underrepresented in medicine and those exemplifying the ideals of Dr. Cooper to learn about our faculty and training program.
Description of the Clerkship
Four-week long electives are available September through November in the following inpatient internal medicine consultation services: cardiology, gastroenterology, geriatric medicine, endocrinology, hematology-oncology, infectious diseases, pulmonary medicine, nephrology and rheumatology. In addition to the daily rounds of the clerkship, students will attend medicine Grand Rounds and management conferences. Opportunities will be provided for visiting students to interact with underrepresented minority faculty and housestaff as well as discuss their career plans with the residency program director. Accepted applicants will receive up to $1500 for housing and travel expenses.
The specific requirements for acceptance into the clerkship are:
- An interest in a career in Internal Medicine
- Completion of all core clinical clerkships prior to the start of the Cooper Clerkship
- Submission of the application and current CV
- A letter of recommendation (preferably from an Internal Medicine attending)
- Most current transcript
- A personal statement discussing career goals
- USMLE Step 1 scores
The completed application together with current CV, recent transcript, letter of recommendation and personal statement should be sent together to Marisa Rogers, M.D., Internal Medicine Residency, Department of Medicine, 100 Centrex, 3400 Spruce Street, Philadelphia, PA 19104.