In addition to their assigned rotation, scholars have the opportunity for an immersion experience in an outpatient underserved clinic
Additional unique experiences can also be crafted to meet the scholar’s interests
Each scholar will have an assigned resident mentor and/or faculty advisor to assist with connecting with the greater University of Colorado and Denver/Aurora community.
Disclaimer: Being accepted for an externship rotation with our institution does not constitute or imply an endorsement by our residency program and sponsoring faculty. Application approval and participation in a rotation does not guarantee an invitation for an interview for a residency position. In addition, availability for a preferred sub-specialty rotation is left to the discretion of each division considering the division’s resources and the needs of learners who are already part of the University of Colorado Department of Pediatrics.
Any medical student attending a United States medical school (allopathic or osteopathic), other than the University of Colorado School of Medicine, who will be a fourth-year student at the time of their externship is eligible to apply for this stipend.
Applicants shall meet the following criteria:
Stipends of $5,000 will be awarded to selected students who meet the above criteria. Stipend scholars also have the opportunity to request additional funds to cover any University of Colorado fees specifically related to their visiting student experience (i.e. application or tuition fees). All funds will be distributed in one disbursement to the award recipient near the end of their externship experience.
Completed applications must be received no later than 2 months prior to externship start date. You can complete your application online using this Colorado Peds Stipend Application form.
Applications will begin to be accepted starting in May of the academic year prior to the desired externship.
PLEASE NOTE: you must still apply to be a visiting student at the University of Colorado and be approved for the actual externship through the AAMC's Visiting student Learning Opportunities (VSLO) website. The “Colorado Child Health Diversity Stipend and Experience” is only a financial award to support the cost of being away from home, along with the enhancement to your extern experience (with the supplemental clinics, etc.). For more information, please contact us at DIPC@Childrenscolorado.org or visit the Department of Pediatrics 4th year student website.
Your application will be reviewed when we have received all of the following:
For additional information, you may visit the Department of Pediatrics’ Diversity and Inclusion website, or contact
the Resident Diversity in Pediatrics Committee at: DIPC@childrenscolorado.org
You will be notified of the status of your application via email. If you have questions about your application, or if there is a status change in your externship rotation application, please contact us at the email above.
Note: the stipend application process is completely independent from the Department of Pediatrics externship application process. Semi-finalist status for the stipend does not guarantee the student will be offered an externship spot. Students must be accepted to do an externship at The University of Colorado School of Medicine in order to have their stipend award status finalized.