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Career Education and Enhancement for Health Care Research Diversity (CEED II) Program for Medical Students

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Career Education and Enhancement for Health Care Research Diversity (CEED II) Program for Medical Students

"Leaders don't appear out of thin air. They're cultivated. The CEED II program has been that resource—guiding us from the start of our projects to publications and presentations at national conferences."


—West Mori, M.D. Candidate

The Career Education and Enhancement for Health Care Diversity (CEED) Program for Medical Students is a career development program for minorities who are underrepresented in academic medicine or the health sciences. The goal of CEED is to provide a solid foundation for a successful research career for University of Pittsburgh medical students who are interested in pursuing careers in translational research. The program offers a diverse array of skills training, funding, networking, and mentoring to accomplish this goal including:

For questions or additional information about the program please contact the program director, Sonya Borrero, MD, MS at borrerosp@upmc.edu

Who should apply?
Medical students entering their 3rd year at the University of Pittsburgh who are from underrepresented populations (individuals from African American, Hispanic, Native/American, Alaskan Native, Native Hawaiian, or Pacific Island populations and individuals with disabilities) should consider applying to the program.