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Posted: 1/4/2024

SHM's Hospital Medicine Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Scholarship Fund

In the support of the Society of Hospital Medicine’s (SHM's) mission and commitment to enhancing diversity in the hospitalist workforce and eliminating health disparities for hospitalized patients across the country, we proudly announce SHM's Hospital Medicine Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Scholarship Fund made possible by its Keystone Sponsor, Vituity.

In April of 2024, SHM will provide two deserving third-year medical students each with a $25,000 medical education scholarship. SHM will award the scholarship to medical students interested in pursuing a career in hospital medicine who have articulated a commitment to practicing in an underserved community.

SHM’s objective in developing this scholarship fund is to support the growth of a more diverse hospital medicine workforce by identifying medical students who have been traditionally underrepresented in the field. Additionally, we seek a student who has also demonstrated a commitment to health equity and improving care for underserved communities. We recognize that there is a critical opportunity to support the growth of a pipeline of physicians who will willingly support underserved communities given the projection of a significant need for physicians in minority communities. We also recognize that supporting these objectives can contribute to a reduction of disparities and improve outcomes for hospitalized patients in many communities across the country.

Students may self-nominate and apply, or a medical school may nominate one student per year for this award. Interested applicants from within Duke should contact fundopps@duke.edu as early as possible.

The deadline to apply is January 31, 2024.

Eligibility Requirements

Students may self-nominate and apply, or a medical school may nominate one student per year for this award.

Student or the medical school may submit a nomination packet:

  1. Applicant must be a third-year student underrepresented in medicine or from a disadvantaged background who demonstrates academic excellence
  2. A curriculum vitae (CV) for the nominee, which includes awards, scholarships, and scholastic achievements
  3. A personal statement by the nominee articulating their leadership efforts and/or engagement efforts in projects or initiatives addressing health disparities and/or the healthcare of racial and ethnic minorities, specific accomplishments or achievements while in medical school and a summary of the applicant’s plan to pursue a career in hospital medicine and in an underserved community of color (The personal statement should not exceed three double-spaced pages)
  4. One letter of recommendation from a faculty member