As a joint venture between the Division of Diversity and Division of Community Health Relations and Engagement in the LSU Department of Neurosurgery, we are pleased to sponsor a fourth year senior medical student who plans a career in Neurosurgery and wishes to experience a rotation in our department. Students must self-identify as an under-represented minority (URM) and display genuine interest in exploring opportunities in the Department of Neurosurgery.
LSU Neurosurgery has historically served a large, inner-city, underrepresented population with multiple social, economic, and medical challenges. Our departmental goals align with the historic mission of our training institution – to care for every member of our community, regardless of station or situation. Academic partnership with LSU Health Sciences Center and other local health professions schools provides an educational framework as well as opportunities to impact teaching on issues of cultural competency and diversity to the next generation of learners and practitioners. Students selected for the program will receive:
- $500 in travel assistance to New Orleans
- Housing in student residential facility in Downtown New Orleans, adjacent to LSU medical school and hospital facilities
- A resident and faculty mentor who will meet with the student during their rotation, to provide career and professional guidance as well as a personal connection to the community
Students will participate in the “NSURG 418” elective, our traditional 4-week rotation for senior students planning to match in Neurosurgery. This experience includes clinical rotations at our four hospitals, didactic lectures, and journal clubs.
New Orleans, LA