EXTERNSHIP STIPEND: In order to lessen the burden of cost of a visiting rotation, the Department of Pediatrics funds an externship stipend geared towards fourth-year medical students interested in pediatrics and serving medically underserved populations. For more information, please visit our Externship Stipend web page.
RECRUITMENT: In order to help promote the program, we participate in various recruiting and outreach efforts, including attending national medical student conferences and working with our local Student National Medical Association (SNMA) chapter. In addition, DIPC hosts Diversity Dinners (please see the Events tab on this page) during the residency interview season. These events are a time for interviewees interested in the objectives of the committee, or with questions about diversity in Denver or at Children’s Hospital Colorado, to meet with DIPC residents and faculty in a causal setting. For more details about the upcoming Diversity Dinners, please see the Events tab on this page.
OUTREACH: DIPC members are involved in various outreach activities, working with students from elementary school through college. From local health fairs to hosting suturing workshops to facilitating health education events for local schools, our residents love being out in the community.
GROWTH: Our committee is continually growing! Resident-driven, the goals and objectives are fluid and enhanced by every committee member’s input. While continuing to advance the projects underway, we are full of ideas and hope to begin expanding the objectives to include more in-depth community outreach, research, or whatever the residents want to do!