Doernbecher Diverse Resident Inclusive Visiting Experience (DRIVE) Award

OHSU is dedicated to being an organization diverse in people and ideas. We recognize the importance of a diverse workforce to maximize our potential for quality patient care, creativity, innovation, educational excellence, and outstanding service. In support of our commitment to recruit trainees who reflect the population we serve, the OHSU Department of Pediatrics is delighted to offer a funded visiting rotation experience to residents from diverse backgrounds. Visiting residents will gain clinical exposure in a subspecialty area of interest, participate in programming to foster community, and be paired with a faculty mentor and a near-peer mentor during their visit.

Program goals

  • To recruit physicians from diverse backgrounds into careers in pediatric subspecialties and academic medicine
  • To enhance the educational experience of all trainees by promoting the diversity of our community

Program benefits

  • A 3-week visiting subspecialty rotation at Doernbecher Children’s Hospital during one of the following blocks:
    • March 7-27, 2024
    • March 28-April 18, 2024
    • April 19-May 12, 2024
    • May 13-June 5, 2024
  • A $3000 stipend for travel, housing, and meal expenses
  • An assigned faculty mentor
  • A fellow near-peer mentor
  • Visiting residents will participate in educational and social activities with OHSU Pediatrics residents, fellows, and faculty


Applications open: Monday, July 3, 2023

Applications close: Friday, September 15, 2023 at 11:59pm PT

Decisions emailed to applicants: Friday, October 6, 2023

About Doernbecher Children’s Hospital

An exterior photo looking up at OHSU Doernbecher Children's Hospital from the street below.

Doernbecher is a tertiary care children’s hospital that serves as the primary referral for Oregon and Southwest Washington, and parts of Idaho, Alaska, and Northern California. We are consistently ranked the top children’s hospital in Oregon, hold a magnet designation by the ANCC (American Nurses Credentialing Center), and have been verified as Level 1 Pediatric Trauma Center & Surgery Site.

  • We welcome and consider a wide range of life experiences as part of diversity.
  • The resident must be in good standing in an ACGME-accredited pediatrics residency program. Preference will be given to residents applying for fellowship in the coming year.
  • The resident must be able to participate in a rotation during one of these OHSU Pediatric Residency rotation dates:
    • March 7-27, 2024
    • March 28-April 18, 2024
    • April 19-May 12, 2024
    • May 13-June 5, 2024
  • The resident should express strong interest in applying to an OHSU pediatric fellowship program.

Participation in the program is contingent upon completing paperwork required by GME for all visiting residents at OHSU, including:

  • Program Letter of Agreement (PLA)
  • a background check/drug screening
  • application for visiting resident
  • Oregon Medical License
  • Letter of Good Standing from home institution stating that the resident’s home institution must cover their salary and benefits (ie, the Signed Program Director Support Form)
  • Required trainings

The fellowship program coordinator from the corresponding sub-specialty program will assist accepted visiting residents through this application and onboarding process. All fees will be covered by the Department of Pediatrics/OHSU.

Submit an application by September 15, 2023, via this form.

As part of the application, you will need to upload the following documents:

  • Personal statement (1 page) describing:
    • your interest in the fellowship program
    • your career goals
    • how you believe your background and experience contribute to diversity at OHSU
  • Curriculum vitae
  • Statement of support (250-500 words) from a faculty member.
    • If the faculty member would prefer to submit their statement of support directly to the DRIVE program, they can email it to Kristina Fancy at
  • Signed Program Director Support Form

Please see our travel guide for information about travel to Portland, housing, and transportation to Doernbecher Children’s Hospital.


Kristina Fancy
Fellowship Program Technician
OHSU Department of Pediatrics