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Institute for Diversity in Health Management
Summer Enrichment Program


With an increasingly multicultural population, diversity and cultural competency issues in U.S. health care have become even more critical.  The Institute’s Summer Enrichment Program (SEP) is helping by building a pool of diverse future leaders.

The SEP gives graduate students in health administration real-world work experience.  Interns are matched with appropriate health care facilities for a 10-12 week summer internship.  A volunteer executive from the host organization provides mentoring, support and career advice during the internship.  The Institute supports the interns, and program alumni, with leadership development education and ongoing networking and mentoring opportunities.  The Institute also provides assistance with determining the best match between interns and host sites, as well as orientation sessions for hosts and interns and detailed program materials.

CHC/RISE-UP Program

This is a 10-week summer program designed for undergraduates, as well as, recent baccalaureate degree students who are interested in learning more about preventing health disparities. The program begins May 27, 2013 and ends August 2, 2013.This program's ultimate goal is to promote a more diversified and equal health system by introducing highly qualified undergraduate students (juniors and, seniors with a GPA 2.5 or better on a 4.0 scale; and students who received their baccalaureate degree within 12 months of MCHC/RISE-UP program orientation) from underrepresented groups to the field of public health.  All students interested in addressing health disparities are encouraged to apply. A $3,500 stipend is provided to all program participants along with student housing and round-trip travel for out-of-state applicants. Deadline is February 14, 2013.


Dr. James A. Ferguson Emerging Infectious Diseases Fellowship Program

This is a CDC funded 9-week summer program providing educational and professional development opportunities for students from underrepresented populations and those interested in addressing health disparities related to infectious diseases. The program begins May 27, 2013, with an orientation at Kennedy Krieger Institute in Baltimore, Maryland (Students assigned to CDC will have their CDC orientation in Atlanta on Thursday and Friday of the first week.)  During the remaining eight weeks of the program, students receive mentored research and professional development experiences at the CDC in Atlanta, Georgia or in Baltimore, Maryland at Kennedy Krieger Institute, Johns Hopkins Medical Institutions, Bloomberg School of Public Health, or the Maryland Department of Health and Mental Hygiene. The final day of the program is July 26, 2013. Students who are members of under-represented populations (as defined by the federal government) are strongly encouraged to apply! A $4000 stipend is provided to all program participants along with student housing and round-trip travel for out-of-state applicants. In order to be considered for acceptance into this program, the applicant must be currently enrolled as a full-time student in a medical, dental, pharmacy, veterinary, or public health graduate program along with having at least a 3.0 GPA on a 4.0 scale. The application package should be submitted no later than Thursday, February 14, 2013 to Ferguson_Fellowship@kennedykrieger.org.

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