Student Instructions for
NDSI Application

Important Dates:
Application Opens: November 1, 2021
Application Deadline: December 1, 2021
11:59pm Central Time
Instructions

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

Please read and follow the instructions carefully prior to 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, NDSI is one way in which Nth Dimensions lives out its ongoing mission to increase the number of women and Underrepresented Minorities (URMs) in various specialties of medicine.

NDSI comprises five (5) medical and allied health specialties: Dermatology, Orthopaedic Surgery, Pathology, Physical Therapy and Radiology. Selected participants are matched to 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 Summer Internship Program exposes first year medical students to the specialty of dermatology and equips students to be competitive applicants to dermatology residency programs.

  • Orthopaedic Summer Internship Program exposes first year medical students to the specialty of orthopaedic surgery and equips students to be competitive applicants to orthopaedic surgery residency programs.

  • Pathology Summer Internship Program exposes first year medical students to the specialty of cytopathology and equips students to be competitive applicants to cytopathology residency programs.

  • Radiology Summer Internship Program exposes medical students to the specialty of radiology  and equips students to be competitive applicants to radiology residency programs.

  • Allied Health- Physical Therapy Internship Program is open to undergraduate students (juniors or seniors) with an interest in Physical Therapy. Participants are also exposed to the field of orthopaedics given the unique relationship between orthopaedic surgeons and physical therapists  in the workforce.


Eligibility:
  • All women and individuals from groups underrepresented in medicine are eligible to apply.

  • Those applying to medical specialty programs must be currently enrolled and in good standing at an accredited U.S. Medical School.

  • Those applying to medical specialty programs must be a current first year medical student.Physical Therapy applicants are rising second or third year undergraduate students, in good standing from an accredited US college or university.

  • Applicants 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- Once you complete your application a form will automatically be sent via email to your letter writer to complete.  This is not a standard letter of recommendation and asks specific questions, please let your author know to be on the lookout for the form.. Please note that all letters of recommendation need to be received by December 5th.  Be sure you 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 for the selected students in clinical and operative settings. *in accordance with national health and safety guidelines.

  • Students will engage in web based lectures in addition to in person mentoring.

  • Students will also participate in mentored opportunities in basic science, translational science and clinical research.

  • Students will use gathered research to develop a poster for presentation at the National Medical Association (NMA)'s Annual Convention and Scientific Assembly.


All applicants will be notified of their application status in January 2022.

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

Program Information

Applicant Contact Information






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Applicant Demographic Information

Nth Dimensions is committed to equal opportunity in employment and education. Nth Dimensions does not discriminate in any program or activity on the basis of race, color, religion, gender, age, national origin, disability, marital status, or any other protected class.

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Education Information

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Medical School 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

Financial

Nth Dimensions may be able to underwrite the cost of the Summer Internship program, mainly all internship related travel and lodging expenses. Selected scholars will need to cover the cost of daily 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

If you have trouble uploading the required files, please check your file sizes, they should be under 10MB.
Naming Convention for all files should be First Name Last Name, Item Being Uploaded, 2022 NDSI. (ex. Nichole Hamilton, Headshot, 2022 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 2022 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 2022 NDSI Application.
Letters of Recommendations

Once you complete your application a form will automatically be sent via email to your letter writer to complete.  This is not a standard letter of recommendation 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 December 5th.  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 are certifying that all information is correct and that you are the person completing this application. When you press the submit button, you will receive an email confirmation that your application was received. Please print for your records and retain as verification of your application.

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