The Skin Scholarship, sponsored by Lubriderm and the National Hispanic Health Foundation (NHHF), will award ten individual scholarships of $15,000 each to full-time U.S. Hispanic (USH) dermatology residents and physician associate dermatology students focused on a career in dermatology and non-USH students and residents who have an interest in serving the Hispanic community.
Research cited by Lubriderm states that 5% of U.S. dermatologists identify as Hispanic, and a study conducted by Lubriderm indicates that more than a quarter of USH consumers have never visited a dermatologist.
The sponsorship aims to close the ethnic and racial representation gap within providers and patients and ensure financial support for underrepresented communities to pursue medical careers.
Applications will be open through May 31, 2022, and winners will be selected on July 25, 2022, in advance of the 2022 Fall semester. For more information and to apply for the scholarship, visit NHHF's website.
“We believe that all consumers should have access to a dermatologist for optimal skin health, yet many health disparities and inequities in the field still exist,” says Suzanne Goldstein, senior director of marketing for Lubriderm. “While it will take time, we hope that the presence of U.S. Hispanic dermatologists increases and that equal representation within the field is reflected in order to better serve our communities and people.”
Elena Rios, M.D., president and CEO of NHHF, says, “At NHHF, our core mission is to support educational activities to improve the health of the Hispanic community. In partnership with Lubriderm, we are committed in our efforts to help support those who are pursuing their career in dermatology in addition to the U.S. Hispanic community at large.”