Clerkship Program

Equity Clerkship

Rochester Regional Health – Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Office

About the Program

Rochester Regional Health is dedicated to creating ongoing opportunities to diversify our workforce and provide the highest-quality patient care.

As part of these efforts, Rochester Regional’s Office of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion and the Medical Education Office have partnered to develop the Equity Clerkship Program (ECP).

We are excited to invite fourth-year medical students from under-represented* groups in medicine who have an interest in family medicine, to apply for our Equity Clerkship Program. The clerkship exposes medical students to a career in family medicine and includes:

  • A faculty mentor
  • Service learning opportunities through community outreach programs
  • Assistance in preparing for residency interviews
  • Accommodations, meals, and more

Upcoming Sessions:

  • Session 1: 8/22/2022 – 9/19/2022
DEI Clerkship Program

Who is eligible?

  • All full-time fourth-year medical students in good standing at an LCME-accredited medical school or COCA-accredited osteopathic medical school.
  • Students who have completed all core clerkships including Medicine, Surgery, Pediatrics, Psychiatry, Obstetrics & Gynecology and Primary Care/Family Medicine.
  • Students who have successfully passed USMLE Step 1.

Application Requirements

To apply to the program, potential scholars will need to email the information, listed in the box to the right, to

Application closes on May 15, 2022. Please direct any questions regarding the application process to:

*Rochester Regional uses the AAMC definition of URiM, specifically inclusive of African American, Native American/Alaskan Native, Latino, Native Hawaiian/Pacific Island and students must be a member of one of these groups.

We Require:

  • CV
  • Official school transcript
  • USMLE Transcript/COMLEX Transcript
  • Personal statement indicating how this opportunity would support you career goals.

Why Choose Rochester Regional Health

Rochester General Hospital is a premier teaching hospital and the flagship hospital for Rochester Regional Health. Our health system consists of five hospitals covering a 14-county area in Western New York State, with seamlessly integrated healthcare and multiple Healthgrades Excellence Awards across under our belts.

Why Rochester?

The Greater Rochester area, in the Finger Lakes region of New York, is a truly unique place to live and work. Rochester’s urban arts, entertainment and dining venues are complemented by surrounding suburban, rural and lakefront communities. This results in a wealth of options for work and play.