Visiting Scholars Program
The MOSAIC Visiting Scholars Program (VSP) offers four to six-week electives at NYC Health + Hospitals for medical students and trainees from groups underrepresented in medicine. The goal is to increase diversity of the house staff and the physician workforce by creating experiential, clinical, and mentorship opportunities across NYC Health + Hospitals.
MOSAIC VSP will run four cohorts per year. Each VSP participant will be matched to a NYC H+H participating site and will conduct clinical shadowing, didactic sessions, practical learnings, simulation and experiential training opportunities that will help participants develop and refine their professional development skills, gain clinical exposure and strengthen their commitment to social justice and serving vulnerable populations.
Participants accepted into MOSAIC VBP will be provided a stipend ($2,000 stipend for 4 weeks and $3,000 for 6 weeks) and program housing in New York City.
- Dr. Machelle Allen, Senior Vice President and Chief Medical Officer
- Dr. Donnie Bell, Deputy Chief Medical Officer
- Dr. Nichola Davis, Vice President and Chief Population Health Officer
- Marlee Ickowicz, Sr. Director, Quality & Safety
- Dr. Ralph Liebling, Director, Department of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, New York City Health and Hospital/Jacobi
- Dr. Joan Culpepper-Morgan, Chief, Gastroenterology Harlem Hospital, Program Director, GI Fellowship, NYC Health + Hospitals/Harlem
- Dr. Eitan Melamed, Chief of Hand Surgery, NYC Health + Hospitals/Elmhurst
- Emergency Medicine
- Internal Medicine
- Neurological Surgery/Neurology
- Plastics and Reconstructive Surgery
- Orthopedics and Hand Surgery
- Obstetrics & Gynecology
While the program is open to any level of medical student, resident, and post bacc student, each elective site has different preferences for the level of student/trainee. The total number of slots will depend on the availability of individual placements and funding.
- Medical students must be attending a U.S. accredited allopathic medical schools (i.e., are enrolled in Medical Degree-granting programs) or osteopathic medical schools (i.e., are enrolled in Doctor of Osteopathy-granting programs)
- Residents must be attending an ACGME-accredited residency program
- From a group under-represented in medicine, which we define as Black/African-American, Hispanic/Latinx, Native American/Alaska Native, and Pacific Islander/Native Hawaiian
Applicants must submit their application to MOSAIC@nychhc.org by June 24, 2022. The VSP team will review applications and offer interviews to a select number of candidates based on a matching process from applicants’ elective preferences.
Final decisions will be emailed by July 8, 2022.
All accepted VSP Students will receive funding of $1,000 for two weeks, $2,000 for four weeks and $3,000 for six weeks as a stipend to defray living expenses, as well as housing as part of the VSP program.
1st Cohort: August 2 – August 27 (or Sept 10)
2nd Cohort: January 17 – February 11 (or Feb 25)
Send all application materials to MOSAIC@nychhc.org by the application deadline of June 24, 2022.
- Complete Application (either send a completed version of the PDF application or submit the application online)
- Official Transcripts
- Personal Statement (including your interest)
- Letter of Recommendation, ideally from faculty member or dean at your home institution