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 July through December 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; meet weekly with a designated mentor to review cases; and receive exposure to research in community health. 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 free housing, a stipend of $250and reimbursement for travel-related expenses up to $250.
The specific requirements for acceptance into the clerkship are:
- Completion of all core clinical clerkships prior to the start of the Cooper Clerkship
- Submission of the application and medical school verification forms
- A letter of recommendation from your dean of student affairs
- Most current transcript
- Receipt of the completed application, medical school verification form and the letter of recommendation 8 weeks prior to the start of the clerkship
The completed application together with the medical school verification form, your most recent transcript and the letter of recommendation should be sent together to Horace M. DeLisser, M.D., Director, Program For Minority Recruitment and Development, Department of Medicine, SVM-Hill Pavilion, Room 410B, 380 South University Ave, Philadelphia, PA 19104-4539.