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Physicians of Tomorrow Awards

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In 2016, the average median debt burden for medical school graduates was $190,000. The Physicians of Tomorrow Awards provide financial assistance to medical students facing medical school debt.  To date, over $1 million in financial aid has been granted to exceptional medical students across the nation.

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Applications & Deadlines

Medical students eligible for this award must be nominated by their medical school dean or dean’s designate. If you're a medical student interested in being nominated, please contact your school. Nomination forms will be available in the fall.

If you are a medical school and have questions regarding the Physicians of Tomorrow Award Program, please contact [email protected].

The Physicians of Tomorrow Award provided important encouragement for my continued dedication to addressing barriers to healthcare. Thank you so very much for this wonderful award!
Leslie Maness Harris
Physicians of Tomorrow Award recipient

Eligibility Requirements

The Physicians of Tomorrow Awards reward medical students who meet the following criteria:

  • Applicants are medical students who are approaching their final year of medical school.
  • Each $10,000 scholarship is based on different eligibility requirements.
  • Each medical school is allowed 2 nominations per category. Each student can only be nominated under 1 category.

There are 8 different scholarships (awards) under the Physicians of Tomorrow umbrella. These are:

  1. AMA Foundation Physicians of Tomorrow Scholarship: A general nomination form must be submitted by a medical school dean or designate.
  2. Underrepresented in Medicine (formerly the Minority Scholars Award):  For African American, Latino/Hispanic, or Native Americans/ Native Hawaiians/Alaska Natives scholars who demonstrate a dedication to serving vulnerable or underserved populations.
  3. AMA Alliance Grassroots Physicians of Tomorrow Scholarship: Students must have an interest in women’s and/or children’s health issues.
  4. Dr. Lin and Minta Hill Alexander Physicians of Tomorrow Scholarship: Students must attend medical school in Oklahoma.
  5. AMA Foundation Chicago-area Physicians of Tomorrow Scholarship: Students must attend one of the Chicago-area medical schools: Chicago Medical School at Rosalind Franklin University, Loyola University Chicago Stritch School of Medicine, Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, Rush Medical College, University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine or University of Illinois College of Medicine.
  6. Medical Society of the State of New York/Dr. Duane and Joyce Cady Physicians of Tomorrow Scholarship: Students must attend a medical school in the state of New York, be actively involved in organized medicine and have expressed plans to practice in the state of New York.
  7. Ohio Physicians of Tomorrow: Students must attend medical school in the state of Ohio and be actively involved in, or willing to become involved in, organized medicine.
  8. The Herman E. Diskin, MD Memorial Physicians of Tomorrow Scholarship: Students must demonstrate a strong commitment to humanitarian public service and compassionate patient care. There are no restrictions on populations served, field of medical specialization or geographical area.
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