Andrea Martinez Receives SHM’s Inaugural DEI Scholarship
Andrea Martinez, a third-year medical student at the Emory University School of Medicine in Atlanta, received SHM’s inaugural Hospital Medicine Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Scholarship, made possible by keystone sponsor, Vituity. Ms. Martinez will receive a medical education assistance scholarship in the amount of $25,000. The scholarship was presented during SHM Converge in Nashville, Tenn., in April.
“Andrea’s commitment to working in underserved communities, coupled with her passion for hospital medicine, perfectly reflects the values we had in mind when developing this scholarship fund,” said Jenna Goldstein, chief of strategic partnerships at SHM and staff liaison for SHM’s Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion committee.
“Congratulations to Andrea, who truly exemplifies the personal passion needed to transform health care for future generations”, said Javay Walton, Vituity’s vice president of diversity, equity, and inclusion. “By helping to establish this scholarship fund with SHM, Vituity is proud to take actionable steps to improve representation at all levels of healthcare, so that tomorrow’s leaders know they can pursue their dreams without limits”.
Throughout her medical school experience, Martinez has found her passion for hospital medicine as well as helping underserved and underrepresented groups. She is the co-founder of the Latino Medical Student Association (LMSA) Pipeline and LMSA Emory’s chapter president. In addition to her work with LMSA, she has worked with the COVID-19 Latinx Equity Initiative Vaccination Campaign to enhance vaccination efforts in underserved communities.
Born and raised in Venezuela, Martinez moved to Miami at the age of 15. She earned her biomedical engineering degree with highest honors at the Georgia Institute of Technology. She plans on pursuing a career in internal medicine, where she can use her own experiences and Spanish language to connect with underserved communities, support patients in navigating the health care system, and improve patient outcomes.
“It is an honor to receive this scholarship award, and I am grateful to SHM for recognizing my commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion,” said Martinez. “As someone who comes from an underrepresented community, I know firsthand how important it is to identify new opportunities for medical students like me to join the health care community and advocate for those whose voices are not always heard.”
Learn more about the scholarship and selection criteria.
Applications for SHM Fellow Designations Are Open
It’s true—2023 is your year. Apply to become an SHM Fellow to make an impact in your career and your community next year. SHM offers Fellow designations across a variety of membership categories, including physicians, qualified practice administrators, nurse practitioners, and physician assistants.
Rooted in the Core Competencies in Hospital Medicine, those who have achieved a Fellow in Hospital Medicine (FHM), Senior Fellow in Hospital Medicine (SFHM), or Master in Hospital Medicine (MHM) designation have shown their dedication to promoting excellence, innovation, and improving the quality of patient care.
Submissions are open for early decision until September 16. The final deadline to apply is November 18. Apply online.
Reunite With Your Pediatric Hospital Medicine Community at PHM 2022
The Pediatric Hospital Medicine (PHM) conference is the premier educational conference for pediatric hospitalists and other clinicians who care for hospitalized patients. Join your pediatric hospitalist community from July 28-31, 2022, at Disney’s Yacht & Beach Club Resorts in Lake Buena Vista, Fla.
The course schedule includes:
- Clinical and Procedural Skills
- Community Hospital Medicine
- DEI/Health Equity
- Innovations in PHM
- Women in PHM
- And more!
See the full schedule and register.
JHM Recruiting for National Correspondent
The Hospitalist’s sister publication, The Journal of Hospital Medicine, is recruiting for a National Correspondent to further develop its Clinical Care Conundrum series. Applications are due June 15. Apply here.