Haile T. Debas Diversity Fellowship Established to Increase Ranks of Minority Academic Surgeons
The UCSF Department of Surgery has established the Haile T. Debas Diversity Fellowship to foster its goal of increasing the number of underrepresented minority academic surgeons. Haile T. Debas, M.D., Professor Emeritus of Surgery and Director Emeritus of the UC Global Health Institute (UCGHI), is world-renowned for his contributions to academic medicine and widely consulted on issues of global health. His storied career as a physician, researcher, professor, and academic leader spans over four decades in Canada and the U.S. Dr. Debas previously served as Chair of the Department of Surgery, Dean of the School of Medicine, Vice Chancellor, Chancellor, and was Founding Executive Director of UCSF Global Health Sciences.
The Haile T. Debas Diversity Fellowship is being offered to fourth year medical students as a sub-internship, providing the opportunity to experience first-hand the Department's multi-faceted environment of clinical excellence, inquiry and investigation. The Fellowship provides a stipend of $2,500.00 to defray the cost of tuition, transportation, housing, and incidental expenses. Recipients of the fellowship award will be selected based on academic career potential. A maximum of two stipends will be awarded for each academic year.