Underrepresented in Medicine (UIM) Program

Welcome to Our Program

As one of the associate program directors for the Sidney Kimmel Medical College at Thomas Jefferson University/Nemours Children's Health, Pediatrics Residency program here at Nemours Childrens Hospital, Delaware, I would like to extend a warm welcome to everyone visiting our site.  Our program is dedicated to training pediatricians who provide culturally humble care to the diverse patient population we serve. I have the pleasure of leading our program’s diversity, equity and inclusion efforts. This includes, but is not limited to, the recruitment of diverse trainees and education for our current residents such as health equity rounds, microaggression trainings, and incorporating social determinants of health throughout our noon conference curriculum. Supporting UIM scholars is a pillar of our mission here at Nemours/SKMC. We value the perspective of our scholars and seek to nurture future UIM physicians irrespective of their decision to come to Nemours for residency training. We look forward to working with you and hope your time with us is enriching and fulfilling.

I hope to meet you soon.


Robyn R. Miller, MD
Interim Chief, Division of Adolescent Medicine and Pediatric Gynecology
Associate Program Director
SKMC/Nemours Pediatric Residency Program

About the UIM Program for 4th Year Medical Students

Nemours Children’s Hospital, Delaware is proud to offer a funded Visiting Scholars Program for 4th year medical students underrepresented in medicine (UIM). Our residency program, faculty and administration acknowledge the importance of a diverse community. Our program strives to support and promote an inclusive environment that embraces and celebrates the diversity of our people — residents, faculty members, patients and communities.

The Nemours UIM Visiting Scholars Program is open to all 4th year medical students that are from backgrounds traditionally underrepresented in medicine. This includes students who identify as African American/Black, Alaska Native, Native American, Hispanic/Latino, Native Hawaiian and other Pacific Islanders, and students with minoritized gender identities. If you identify as belonging to an underrepresented minoritized group not listed here, please contact us to discuss on a case-by-case basis.

For more information about DEI efforts within our pediatric residency program, we encourage you to visit their website at the link below.

  • One month rotation at Nemours Children’s Hospital, Delaware; the only children’s hospital in Delaware
  • $2000 stipend for applicants outside the tri-state area (PA, DE, NJ) to cover housing and living expenses.
  • $1000 stipend for applicants inside the tri-state area.
  • Experiences tailored to the specific interest of each student
  • Inclusion in residency conferences and activities
  • Personal meeting with Pediatric Residency Program Directors
  • After work social events for networking and mentorship
  • Mock residency interview (optional)
  • Assistance with finding housing close to the hospital for duration of rotation
  • Guaranteed interview with our residency program in the fall.

Students who are selected as part of the Visiting Scholars Program will be offered a 4 week rotation in one of our pediatric electives. Options include Pediatric Pulmonology, Pediatric Gastroenterology, Adolescent Medicine, and other electives may also be possible. In all electives, students will have a chance to work closely with faculty members and our residents. 

The Visiting Scholars Program is offered in two 4-week blocks, with the dates as follows: 8/5/24 to 9/1/24, and 9/2/24 to 9/29/24. Students are encouraged to select one of these two blocks when you apply. While we may be able to accommodate you outside of these two blocks, preference will be given to students who are able to attend during these dates

  • Must be in good standing at an LCME-accredited U.S. allopathic/osteopathic medical school
  • Member of a group underrepresented in medicine  

(AAMC definition of UIM is “Underrepresented in medicine means those racial and ethnic populations that are underrepresented in the medical profession relative to their numbers in the general population.")

  • Must be a fourth year medical student

To be considered for the Visiting Scholars program, you need to complete BOTH of the following tasks:

  1. Complete the general application form on our website and indicate your interest in the Visiting Scholars Program during the brief essay portion of the application. Visiting Medical Students Application Form
  2. Email the following additional documents to Michelle Guiliante at michelle.guiliante@nemours.org.
  • Curriculum Vitae (CV)
  • Board Scores Report (USMLE and/or COMLEX)
  • Personal statement of no more than 1,500 words describing your interest/experience in working with diverse communities and anticipated career plans
  • Medical school transcript

We will review all completed applications and send out acceptance letters in the summer to those students who are chosen to participate in the program. Even if you are not selected as a funded Visiting Scholar, all applicants who submit an application will be considered for an MS4 rotation opportunity at Nemours.