Medical students have an excellent opportunity to free themselves from worries. Medical students have too much financial stress to help them with this, AAMC is initiating authentic Herbert W. Nickens Medical Student Scholarships. Outstanding students entering their third year of the medical school who have shown leadership in efforts to eliminate inequities in medical education and health care are eligible to apply for this program. Applicants should demonstrate leadership initiative in addressing the educational, societal, and health care needs of racial and ethnic minorities in the United States.
The program aims to reduce the financial burden on the students who are excellent in their academic years and their personal lives. This scholarship aims to make the medical years of the deserving students free from stress and happiness. The association understands how difficult it is for students to progress with studies and manage stress related to debts to reduce it and help them most of their medical studies these scholarships are designed. The association wants to make extensive growth in research and medical studies, and to do so, highly knowledgeable professionals are required.
The AAMC was founded in 1876 when a group of deans and faculty met at the Jefferson Medical College in Philadelphia to discuss the state of medical education in the U.S. At that time, medical education was mostly unregulated and of widely varying quality, leading to a lack of trust in the medical profession. This group of educators established basic practices for medical schools. The annual meeting of the AAMC became a forum for medical school deans to discuss issues related to medical education. In recent decades, the most visible work of the AAMC may be the services related to the selection of applicants for medical school and residency.
|Educational Level||LCME Accredited School students|
|Number of Awards||5|
|Application Deadline||April 2, 2021|
|Requirement||Application, CV, Letter of Recommendation|
Who May Be Eligible?
Interested candidates should be through the below-given requirements before beginning with the application process:
- A fellow should be a U.S. citizen, permanent resident, or an individual granted deferred action for childhood arrivals (DACA) status.
- Entering the third year of study in an LCME-accredited U.S. medical school in Fall 2020 are eligible.
- Students enrolled in combined degree programs (such as M.D.M.D./PhD) are eligible when entering their third year of medical school.
- Applicants should demonstrate leadership efforts in addressing the educational, societal, and health-care needs of racial and ethnic minorities.
- Individuals should hold awards and honors that show commitment to eliminating inequities.
How to Apply
Only the interested and eligible students are welcome to apply for these scholarships. Candidates need to complete the online application form with all the details and supporting materials. Fellows need to Sign In using their credentials; if you don’t have an AAMC account, you need to create an account. Please make sure to submit all the required information in the application along with all the supporting documents. The association will reject late or incomplete applications.
- All letters and personal statements should be double-spaced, have one-inch margins, and be written in Times New Roman 12-point font.
- A nomination letter from the medical school’s dean or dean’s designee (not to exceed four double-spaced pages) stating verbatim that the candidate has maintained good academic standing throughout the first two years (“maintained good academic standing” must be noted for consideration) and discussing the nominee’s:
Demonstrated leadership efforts in addressing the educational, societal, and health-care needs of racial and ethnic minorities
Awards and honors that show commitment to eliminating inequities
Special research projects, and/or extracurricular activities that demonstrate leadership abilities
Any outstanding achievement while in medical school
- A letter of recommendation from the institutional GSA diversity affairs officer (not to exceed four double-spaced pages). Should the institution not have a GSA diversity affairs officer, the nominator must be noted in the cover sheet as the replacement.
- A letter of recommendation from a faculty member (not to exceed four double-spaced pages).
- An adequately filled application form is needed.
- A personal statement assesses their leadership efforts in eliminating inequities in medical education and health care for racial and ethnic minorities (not to exceed two double-spaced pages).
- A curriculum vitae (CV) for the nominee highlights awards and scholarships and includes contact information.
Five scholarships worth $5000 each will be awarded to the selected students. These scholarships encourage students to expand the medical field with their professionalism and education. It gives the deserving students needed support to complete their medical knowledge without much stress of finances. It motivates candidates to achieve academic excellence.
Please submit your applications before April 2, 2021.