UKEM Now Accepting Applications for New Diversity and Inclusion Scholarship


At the University of Kentucky, it is our goal to continually improve the health of our community and its diverse populations by fostering an inclusive and engaging workforce. We aim to deliver the highest quality of care to people representing all dimensions of diversity, and are committed to developing our workforce to reflect the considerable diversity of our patient population. We know this to be of particular importance in the emergency department, as we are often the frontline of the healthcare system for many of the medically underserved in our community. In an effort to recruit residents from diverse backgrounds, the University of Kentucky Department of Emergency Medicine is pleased to offer an Acting Internship (AI) scholarship to under-represented minority medical students. The scholarship provides $2,000 to cover the costs of travel, lodging, and other expenses associated with the 4-week rotation. Two scholarship awards will be available.


Applicants must be rising or current fourth year medical students from under-represented backgrounds (racial, ethnic, sexual orientation, gender identification) in good academic standing currently enrolled in accredited United States medical schools who plan on entering into a career in emergency medicine.

How to Apply

Once approved for the rotation, and to apply for this scholarship, please email the following short essays to Dr. Katelyn Yackey,

  1. Describe how your status as an under-represented minority in medicine has impacted your medical education and/or experiences within healthcare? (250 words or less)

  2. Describe your past activities and future plans to advance diversity, equity, and inclusion in medicine. (250 words or less)

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