AMA Physicians of Tomorrow Scholarship

AMA Physicians of Tomorrow Scholarship

The American Medical Association (AMA) Foundation is currently accepting applications for the Physicians of Tomorrow Scholarship program, which awards $10,000 in tuition assistance grants to medical students in their last year of school.

Physicians of Tomorrow scholarships are open to all students, regardless of their AMA membership status.

The application deadline is January 17, 2024, at 11:59 p.m. CST.

The AMA Foundation has a long history of helping medical students. Since 1950, we have awarded over $61 million in scholarships.

Each year, the AMA Foundation recognizes a diverse cohort of medical students through 12 scholarship categories and a range of focal areas, including assisting individuals who are underrepresented in medicine.

A personal statement and email of interest for any award category must be provided to the Office of Medical Education by Monday, February 7th, as full applications are due Monday, February 28, 2024, at 11:59 PM CST (NO EXCEPTIONS).

Late submissions will not be accepted, nor will materials be sent via other means (mail, email, or fax).

AMA Physicians of Tomorrow Scholarship  Eligibility

AMA Physicians of Tomorrow Scholarship

Students must be nominated by the medical school dean’s office or their designee.

Must be a rising final-year student (third-year medical student preparing to graduate in May/June 2023).

If a student is enrolled in a five-year program, pursuing a dual degree, or taking a year out for research, they can be nominated after their third year or before their final year of medical school.

Must be actively enrolled in a fully accredited medical school in the United States, either allopathic or osteopathic.

Must be permanent residents or citizens of the United States, or hold DACA status.

Note that AMA membership or non-membership is not considered for deciding awardees.

In addition to the criteria that apply to all Physicians of Tomorrow scholarships given above, candidates must meet the following conditions for each of the $10,000 scholarship prizes.

Scholarship Categories and Additional Eligibility Requirements

Students who wish to apply for the Physicians of Tomorrow Award must do so through the medical school dean’s office or the dean’s designee.

The deans, student affairs, minority affairs, and financial aid offices all have access to information on the AMA Physicians of Tomorrow Scholarship.

Each medical school should select a suitable nominee/designate for the Physicians of Tomorrow Award.

The dean or dean’s designee selects scholarship nominees at his or her discretion. Students may only be nominated for one category in the Physicians of Tomorrow Award Program.

Once the student has been nominated, the medical school administrator and the student can collaborate to gather the required evidence for submission.

If you are interested, please submit a personal statement and an email of interest to the Office of Medical Education for the appropriate prize category by Monday, February 7th, 2022.

Application Requirements (For Nominated Students)

To be eligible for a scholarship, the following materials must be submitted by the deadline, in addition to the application form:

  • Student CV Essay on socioeconomic determinants of health (maximum 600 words) Please describe in your own words how the social determinants of health affect health equity. Describe the tactics and initiatives you have implemented to promote health equity, as well as what you intend to accomplish during your medical career.
  • Personal statement (no more than 500 words): Write a personal statement detailing your professional ambitions in medicine. Please ensure that you address the specific requirements for your nominated scholarship category, as shown in the chart above.
  • Medical school transcript (an unauthorized copy is okay).
  • USMLE/COMLEX Transcript or Step 1 Score (an unofficial copy is fine; if you have not yet taken the exam, you will require a letter from the Dean’s Office stating when the test will be finished, which must be uploaded instead of a score transcript).

Financial Aid Statement (Completed by the Financial Aid Officer)

  • Registrar Form (executed by the Registrar) to validate enrollment status and grading scale
  • Letter of recommendation from a faculty member.
  • Letter of recommendation from the Dean or the Dean’s designate (discussing your qualifications as their nominee).
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