Who Should Apply
Junior and mid-career faculty (i.e., instructor, assistant, or associate professors) who are under-represented in medicine, including those impacted by life experiences related to discrimination, low socioeconomic status, or underserved environments.

The Unified Leadership Training for Diversity (UNLTD, or “unlimited”) Program in Internal Medicine, founded by Dr. Mark Linzer, Division Chief of General Internal Medicine at Hennepin County Medical Center, and developed by the Health Equity Commission (HEC) and the Minorities in Medicine (MIM) Interest Group, serves two primary objectives. First, it aims to diversify faculty, a widely shared goal across major academic organizations. Secondly, it recognizes that diversifying leadership is crucial to achieving this goal, leading to a more inclusive environment for medical students.
The UNLTD Program’s scholarship is designed with two primary purposes: to support fellows in participating in educational programs that enhance leadership skills and to facilitate networking opportunities with other leaders in general internal medicine.

Current Winner

Kyle Gleaves, MD
Jessica Himmelstein, MD, MPH
Alyssa Peterkin, MD

Collage photo showing side by side headshots of UNLTD award winners Kyle Gleaves, MD, Jessica Himmelstein MD, MPH and Alyssa Peterkin, MD