Student Instructions for
NDSI Application

Important Dates:
Application Opens: October 1, 2022
Application Deadline:
November 1, 2022
11:59pm Central Time
Instructions

Thank you for your interest in the Nth Dimensions Summer Internship (NDSI).


Please read and follow the instructions carefully before beginning your application. 

  • All supporting documents MUST be uploaded and submitted with your application. 

  • Applications cannot be saved and completed later.    


Nth Dimensions provides an array of services to students in the medical education and training pipeline from undergraduate through post-residency; The Nth Dimensions Summer Internship (NDSI) is one way in which Nth Dimensions lives out its ongoing mission to diversify the physician workforce.


NDSI comprises five (5) medical and allied health specialties: Dermatology, Orthopaedic Surgery, Pathology, Physical Therapy, and Radiology. Selected participants spend eight (8) weeks with a specialty-specific preceptor at one of Nth Dimensions' partner institutions or medical centers nationwide.


Below is a description of each program.


Dermatology NDSI 

  • Exposes first-year medical students to the specialty of dermatology and equips students to be competitive applicants for dermatology residency programs.

Orthopaedic Surgery NDSI

  • Exposes first-year medical students to the specialty of orthopaedic surgery and equips students to be competitive applicants for orthopaedic surgery residency programs.

Pathology NDSI 

  • Exposes first-year medical students to the specialty of cytopathology and equips students to be competitive applicants for cytopathology residency programs.

Physical Therapy NDSI

  • Exposes junior and senior undergraduate students to the field of Physical Therapy and equips students to be competitive applicants 

Radiology NDSI 

  • Exposes medical students to the specialty of radiology and equips students to be competitive applicants for radiology residency programs.


Eligibility
  • Must be from a group underrepresented in medicine.

  • Must be currently enrolled AND in good standing at an accredited U.S. Medical School. Foriegn medical students who attend a U.S. campus are not eligible. 

  • Must be a current first-year medical student. Except for Physical Therapy Applicants.

  • Physical Therapy applicants are rising second or third year undergraduate students, in good standing from an accredited U.S. college or university.

  • Must be a U.S. citizen, a permanent resident, or an individual granted deferred action for childhood arrivals (DACA) status by the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services.


Application Materials

(Please be sure you have ALL items at the time of submission)


  • ​​Current Professional Photo

  • Driver’s License

  • Vaccination Card

  • Letter of Good Standing from your Institution (Enrollment Verification)

  • Curriculum Vitae

  • Academic Transcript 

  • Contact Information for 2 Authors for Letters of Recommendation


Letter(s) of Recommendation


  • Once the application is completed and submitted, a form will be emailed to your letter writer for completion.  

  • The letter of recommendation is form driven and asks specific questions. Please let your author know to be on the lookout for the form.

  • ALL letters of recommendation need to be received by November 10, 2022


*Make certain to allow ample time for your application and recommendation submissions.


Program Curriculum

The program will span 8 weeks and will include the following activities:

  • Nth Dimensions volunteer faculty will serve as mentors and preceptors in clinical and operative settings. 

  • Students will receive in-person and virtual mentoring 

  • Students will engage in web-based lectures 

  • Students will also partner with their preceptor (and/or their designee) for research opportunities in basic science, translational science and clinical research.

  • Students will present their research activity via poster and oral presentation at the National Medical Association (NMA)'s Annual Convention and Scientific Assembly.


Notification of Participation


  • Applicants will be notified of their application status in January 2023.


Nth Dimensions is committed to diversifying the physician workforce through strategic initiatives and programs that emphasize scholarship and mentorship.

Program Information

Applicant Contact Information





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Short Answer Questions

Please answer the following questions in 500 characters or less.


Statement of Interest

Please provide a comprehensive view of your interest in Nth Dimensions, as well as your future medical professional aspirations. Include any academic and non-academic accomplishments, personal characteristics, or experiences that make you uniquely worthy of consideration. Your essay should not exceed 500 words or 3500 characters

Grit Test

Please respond to the following 12 items. Be honest – there are no right or wrong answers!
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Financial

Nth Dimensions may underwrite a portion of the cost of the NDSI program

  • Specifically NDSI related travel, necessary institutional fees and lodging expenses. 

  • Selected scholars will need to cover the cost of daily non-essential activities and meals. 

If selected, would you have financial resources or means to support yourself throughout the summer beyond travel and lodging expenses?


Health and Wellness


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All selected students may be required to undergo Criminal Background Checks (CBCs) and drug screening as required by clinical rotation sites or if required to do so as an evaluation of their fitness to participate in their medical education.

Documents

File sizes must be equal to or under 10MB.


Naming Convention for all files should be:

First Name Last Name, Item Being Uploaded, 2023 NDSI. 

(ex. Nichole Hamilton, Headshot, 2023 NDSI)





We are aware transcripts maybe incomplete, please submit your current unofficial copy. If you do not have a transcript please submit a copy of your current class schedule.

If you have issues uploading any of the documents listed above, please email them to programs@nthdimensions.org - Subject Line: Your Name: Additional Documents for 2023 NDSI Application.
Video Submission

Please supply a YouTube link (URL) to a 2-3 minute video answering ALL of the following questions:

Please introduce yourself and what school you currently attend.

1. What are your strengths and areas of improvement?
2. What have you learned about yourself during the first semester of school?
3. What attributes does a good mentor have?
4. Why Nth? What made you want to join this organization?

Videos should be saved as UNLISTED via YouTube and will only be shared with the Nth Review Team.

If you have issues uploading any of the documents listed above, please email them to programs@nthdimensions.org - Subject Line: Your Name: Additional Documents for 2023 NDSI Application.
Letters of Recommendations

Once the application is completed and submitted, a form will be emailed to your letter writer for completion.  The letter of recommendation is form driven and asks specific questions.



Please let your author know to be on the lookout for the form. The email will come from Nth Dimensions.


Please note that all letters of recommendation need to be received by November 10, 2022
Be sure to allow ample time for your application and recommendation submissions.
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E-Signature

By signing (typing your legal name) in the space below, you certify that all information is correct and that you are the person completing this application.

Please save a copy of your application for your records.  You will not receive a confirmation email, it may be a good idea to screenshot the confirmation screen after submission. If something is missing from your application we will be in contact with you.

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