Program Description

The American College of Gastroenterology (ACG) is committed to diversity in our organization and the gastroenterology (GI) workforce. ACG recognizes the tremendous need to enrich our field with clinicians and scientists from underrepresented groups in medicine (URM – inclusive of Black/African American, Hispanic/Latino, Native American and Pacific Islanders) and cultivate a digestive health community that more accurately reflects our patient populations.

The Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Committee believes that a formalized mentorship and clinical research program is one pipeline to increase representation of underrepresented groups in medicine in academic gastroenterology careers. Thus, we are extremely excited about continuing the ACG Summer Scholars Program. The program is an 8 to 10-week structured clinical research experience for medical students in the U.S. from underrepresented racial/ethnic minority groups. Three students will be chosen from the pool of applicants, paired with research mentors who share similar clinical research interests in the fields of gastroenterology and hepatology, and awarded a $5,000 stipend. At the end of the program, the students are required to submit a progress report and an abstract to a local, regional, or national conference.

We will be accepting applications from medical students in the U.S. from underrepresented racial/ethnic minority groups in medicine from November 3, 2023 – January 15, 2024, for the 2024 ACG Summer Scholars Program.

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Summer Research Opportunities

Details of the available opportunities will be shared with applicants who are chosen to participate in the program.