Dermatology Underrepresented in Medicine (UIM) Scholars Program

Our summer enrichment program is designed to provide UIM medical students with dermatology clinical exposure and career development, and to inspire and cultivate future physicians.

Quick Facts

  • Current Phase 1 SMPH UIM students can apply; position is paid
  • Program runs from May through August
  • Deadline for Dermatology UIM Program Interest Survey for Summer 2022 is April 1, 2022; applications will be considered on a rolling basis
  • Program includes exposure to all aspects of clinical dermatology, including medical, surgical, and laboratory
  • Provides opportunity to explore candidate’s specific medical interest, which may include project or presentation
  • Program includes one-on-one mentorship with dermatology faculty
  • Opportunity to attend clinical lectures

How to Apply

  • Respond to the Dermatology UIM Program Interest Survey (Deadline for Summer 2022 is April 1, 2022 or until all positions are filled).
  • Applications may be submitted beginning December 1, 2021 and decisions may be made as applications are received

FAQ

Who are we looking for?

We seek to expose UW medical students from underrepresented populations who would like to learn more about a career in dermatology.

How many positions are available?

The department will offer up to three UIM Scholars Program positions each year.

How many weeks does the Dermatology UIM program last?

The program lasts 8-10 weeks during the summer break between May and August.

Does the Shapiro Summer Research Program pay?

Accepted UIM scholars are paid a stipend of $400/week.

Who do I contact with questions?

  • If you have questions about Dermatology’s UIM Scholars Program or application survey, contact Mary Poellinger.
  • For additional questions about the program, please contact Department of Dermatology DEI Lead, Dr. Dan Bennett.

Who is considered an Underrepresented in Medicine (UIM) student?

The Association of American Colleges (AAMC) defines UIM status applicants as “those racial and ethnic populations that are underrepresented in the medical profession relative to their numbers in the general population.” This includes but is not limited to the following populations:

  • Black/African American
  • Native American (American Indian, Alaskan Native or Native Hawaiian)
  • Mexican American
  • Mainland Puerto Rican

Contacts

Dr. Daniel Bennett
Dermatology DEI Faculty Lead
dbennett@dermatology.wisc.edu

Mary Poellinger
Dermatology UIM Program Administrative Contact
mpoellinger@dermatology.wisc.edu

Dr. Jeanette Comstock
Dermatology UIM Program Resident Contact
jcomstock@uwhealth.org

To Heal
To Educate
To Discover

Our Mission