Underrepresented in Medicine sub-internship

May 16, 2023


The Division of Pediatric Neurology at the University of Utah is committed to building a diverse physician workforce. We offer a funded medical student sub-internship in pediatric neurology.

Students of diverse geographic backgrounds, diverse life experiences, diverse socioeconomic backgrounds or interest in providing neurologic care to marginalized communities are encouraged to apply.


-Four week sub-internship with dedicated exposure to the inpatient general neurology, neuro-critical care, general outpatient, and subspecialty clinics such as autoimmune neurology, complex epilepsy management, and neuromuscular medicine (students may request additional/specific sub-specialty exposure if so desired).

-Residency Interview with U of U Child Neurology and Pediatrics Program

-Financial support for travel, housing, and food

-Access to pediatric neurology and general pediatric grand rounds (free lunch and learning!)


-Must be enrolled in a MD or DO US medical school program (must be an LCME accredited school)

-Have completed core clinical clerkships prior to start of program and have good academic standing with home institution

-This opportunity is available to all students, with focus being on increasing the diversity of experiences within the University of Utah community. This includes but is not limited to diversity of geographic background, diversity of life experiences, and diversity of socioeconomic background.

-Students must be applying at a child neurology residency program.


All applications must be submitted through the Visiting Student Learning Opportunities on the AAMC website.

Additional application requirements may include:


-Letter of recommendation

-Medical school transcript

-Personal Statement

Rotation structure:

The U of U pediatric neurology sub-internship is designed to provide a broad exposure inpatient and outpatient pediatric neurologic. Two weeks will be with the inpatient general neurology and neurocritical care teams. Two weeks will be in outpatient clinics which may include general neurology, autoimmune neurology, new onset seizure clinic, complex epilepsy clinic, neuromuscular clinic, leukodystrophy clinic, tuberous sclerosis clinic or other subspecialties. Accommodations may be made for additional/specific experiences within pediatric neurology if so desired.

Contact Information:

Please reach out to Chris Espinoza for additional questions about this sub-internship opportunity.

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