To support and nurture the interest of a medical student who would like to pursue a career in areas that are medically underserved and rural as defined by the U.S. Department Health and Human Services (HRSA). Medically underserved areas/populations are areas or populations designated by HRSA as having: too few primary care providers, high infant mortality, high poverty and/or a high elderly population.
To apply for this scholarship, applicants must:
- Be accepted and matriculate to the Frank H. Netter MD School of Medicine
- Submit the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)
- Demonstrate a commitment to practice medicine in a rural designated health care shortage area as defined by HRSA.
- Write an essay (500-word limit) answering the following: Access to primary health care providers is very limited in rural areas. What experiences have you been involved in that has prepare you for a career as rural physician.