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AMA Foundation Programs

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Made possible by the generosity of individual and corporate donors, our programs bring together physicians, businesses, health care providers, academic institutions and community leaders to help solve our country’s most vexing health care challenges.

Community Health Programs

Community Health Programs provide charitable grants to financially support innovative partnerships of physician-led community-based agencies, including free clinics, focused on the prevention and management of chronic diseases, particularly Type 2 diabetes and hypertension among vulnerable populations.

Education & Leadership Programs

Through educational support and development programs, the AMA Foundation cultivates a diverse group of physician leaders committed to serving their communities and improving our nation’s health. In keeping with the Foundation’s long-standing support of medical education, scholarships enable students to further their schooling while affirming their commitment to serving our nation’s public health needs.

  • Physicians of Tomorrow: Provides $10,000 scholarships to students entering their final year of medical school. Specific awards include:
    • AMA Foundation Physicians of Tomorrow
    • Underrepresented in Medicine (formerly the Minority Scholars Award)
    • AMA Alliance Grassroots scholars
    • Dr. Lin and Minta Hill Alexander scholars
    • AMA Foundation Chicago-based scholars
    • Medical Society of the State of New York/Dr. Duane and Joyce Cady scholars
    • Ohio Physicians of Tomorrow Scholars
    • The Herman E. Diskin, MD Memorial Scholarship
  • Medical Leadership Program: Offers a unique leadership development program that includes a weekend retreat, mentorship pairing and additional networking opportunities for students in their final year of medical school.
  • Excellence in Medicine Awards: Recognizes physicians who exemplify the highest values of volunteerism, community engagement, leadership and dedication to the care of underserved populations.
  • LGBT Fellowship:  Develops and implements post-graduate fellowships designed to train physicians to specifically address and treat the health care needs of the LGBT community.