Duke Emergency Medicine Justice, Equity, Diversity and Inclusion (JEDI) Scholarship for Visiting Medical Students

At Duke University School of Medicine, we are committed to fostering diversity, equity, and inclusion in the field of emergency medicine.

To support this commitment, our Justice, Equity, Diversity, & Inclusion (JEDI) committee offers a four-week sub-internship scholarship for fourth-year medical students who are interested in advancing diversity in emergency medicine and understanding how diversity leads to better health outcomes. Traditionally underrepresented students in medicine (URiM) are strongly encouraged to apply. This scholarship is designed to facilitate a valuable educational experience while alleviating financial burdens.

Scholarship Details


This opportunity is open to fourth-year medical students who self-identify as coming from an underrepresented group in medicine or diverse background (including but not limited to socioeconomic status, sexual orientation, gender identity, first generation, culturally diverse) and/or have shown an interest and commitment to advancing diversity in medicine. Traditionally underrepresented students in medicine (URiM) are strongly encouraged to apply. Students must have successfully passed USMLE Step 1 or COMLEX 1.


Recipients of this scholarship will receive a $2,000 stipend (to be disbursed upon successful completion of the rotation) to help cover travel expenses, housing, and any other related costs associated with their rotation.

Educational Opportunities

During the four-week rotation, scholarship recipients will have the opportunity to participate in various educational activities, including:

  • Case Presentation: Present a clinical case alongside other 4th year students at the culmination of your rotation
  • Educational Conferences: Engage in weekly resident educational conferences (Thursday, 8 a.m. – 1 p.m.) conducted by our experienced faculty members, allowing you to stay updated on the latest developments in the field of emergency medicine. This will also include a simulation day where the recipient will be part of the team in caring for adult/pediatric simulated cases, as well as participation in POCUS and procedures.
  • Journal Club: Take part in our monthly journal club, hosted at an EM faculty member’s home. This is where you can critically analyze and discuss the latest research and publications relevant to emergency medicine.
  • Clinical Experience: Gain valuable hands-on experience in our emergency department, which is a Level 1 trauma center serving the Durham community, working alongside our clinical teams to develop your clinical skills and knowledge.

Application for 2023-2024 Academic Year

The deadline for submission for students rotating for Summer 44 (7/22-8/16) will be June 1, 2024, and for Fall 41 (8/19-9/13) will be July 1, 2024.

Students will be required to submit the following for a complete scholarship application:

  • Complete VSLO/VSAS Application with all institutional requirements
  • Complete JEDI Scholarship Visiting Student Application
  • Curriculum vitae
  • USMLE or COMLEX transcript

Interested candidates should submit an application through the online portal, including a personal statement outlining their interest in emergency medicine and how this rotation scholarship will benefit them and how it aligns with their career goals.

Contact Us

For any inquiries or further information, please feel free to reach out to the committee by email: