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American Academy of Dermatology Diversity Mentorship Program


  • One-on-one mentorship experience with a dermatologist of the student’s choice from a list of mentors

    • One month, 160 hour requirement

  • Third- and fourth-year medical students underrepresented in medicine highly encouraged to apply to enhance their dermatology residency applications.

    • The AAD recognizes the following groups to be underrepresented in dermatology: Black/African-American, Hispanic, Latino, American Indian, Alaska Native, Native Hawaiian, Pacific Islander

  • Select a mentor before you apply. Mentors can be chosen by contacting a dermatologist from the AAD’s online mentor list or by reaching out directly to an AAD member.  Applicants must contact and receive mentor’s approval prior to submitting an application.

  • Program recipients will receive a $1500 stipend.

  • Applications are due December 1, 2017

  • See this website for more information: https://www.aad.org/members/leadership-institute/mentoring/find-a-mentor/diversity-mentorship-program

  • Questions?  Contact Tina Matillano (timatillano@aad.org)




Skin of Color Society

The Skin of Color Society (established in 2004) is a professional organization devoted to the scientific study of skin of color within the dermatological specialty. Furthermore, this organization promotes education of healthcare professionals and the general public about dermatology in skin of color. Medical students can benefit from the website's countless educational resources and opportunities to engage in research activities.

See (www.skinofcolorsociety.org) for more information.
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