The Diversity Visiting Student Acting Internship provides 4th-year medical students from backgrounds underrepresented in medicine with exposure to Radiology through a summer rotation designed by the NewYork Presbyterian-Weill Cornell Department of Radiology. This pipeline initiative engages underrepresented minorities in the field of Radiology. The Diversity Visiting Student Acting Internship helps diversify the medical field by increasing the representation of and the opportunities for underserved communities.
During this rotation, students are paired with a faculty and resident mentor and assigned to divisions of their choice. They have daily conferences, online modules, and telehealth visits. Lastly, they receive guidance on all aspects of the application process from the personal statement to the interviews. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic the internship was virtual, but the in-person course will provide living accommodations and a stipend at the completion of the course.