2015-2016 SNMA Regional Conferences
2015-2016 SNMA Regional Conferences
CHAPTER AND REGIONAL FUNDRAISING OPPORTUNITY!
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Dr. David K. McDonogh Scholarship in Ophthalmology/ENT is open to African American, Afro-Latino, or Native American medical student in New York City with an interest in Ophthalmology or Ear, Nose & Throat specialties should apply for this scholarship. Click here for more information. Deadline: 9/15/16.
California Wellness Foundation in partnership with NMF is providing a service learning opportunity to CA-based medical students. Ten scholars will receive $5,000 to complete a self-directed community health project. Click here for more information.
United Health Foundation/ National Medical Fellowships Diverse Medical Scholars are offering a service-learning program designed to increase the number of qualified medical providers who have a commitment to improving access to quality healthcare. A $7,000 award to 30 qualified medical students. Click here for more information. Deadline: 9/15/16.
National Hispanic Health Foundation Scholarship offers scholarships to medical, dental, nursing, public health, and public policy students who exhibit exceptional academic performance, leadership, and commitment to the Hispanic community. Click here for more information. Deadline: 10/14/16.
US Army Medical Department has career opportunities for both Active Duty and the Army Reserve. The Army also offers the coveted US Army Health Professions Scholarship Program (HPSP) for pre-medical students.
Active Duty (Full Time) Opportunities Financial Assistance Program (FAP) Open to physicians at any point during their residency training -- Post Graduate Year (PGY) II and above. Certain individuals may be eligible to apply in PGY I, based on Office of the Surgeon General (OTSG) guidance. Annual grant $45,000, plus a monthly stipend of $2,200.73. Active Duty Obligation is 2 years for the first year of FAP participation, plus one-half year for each additional one-half year (or portions thereof) of participation with a minimum period of 2 years on Active Duty. Individuals must be US citizens. Eligibility is determined on a case-by-case basis by OTSG/GME.
Critical Skills Accession Bonus (CSAB) Provides an accession bonus for select physicians who sign a written agreement to serve on Active Duty for not less than 4 consecutive years in exchange for receiving the CSAB. The payments will be paid in 4 annual payments. The first payment will be requested upon completion of Basic Officer Leadership Course (BOLC) and arrival at the first duty station.
Below is the bonus by specialty: • 60C Preventive Medicine Officer ($220,000) • 60W Psychiatrist ($272,000) • 61F Internal Medicine ($240,000) • 61H Family Medicine Physician ($252,000) • 61J General Surgeon ($400,000) • 60P Pediatrician ($220,000) • 60N Anesthesiologist ($396,000) • 62A-Emergency Medicine Physician ($272,000) Active Duty Health Professional Loan Repayment Program (ADHPLRP)
This program will repay up to $40,000 of qualified loans to lending institution annually for a maximum of 3 years. ADO is 1 year-for-year receiving loan repayment with a minimum period of 2 years on AD. Only missioned AOCs are authorized ADHPLRP.
Army Reserve Medical Corps Programs/Incentives Health Professional Special Pay Special pay provides a $75,000 special pay for physicians in eligible specialties joining the Army Reserves (AR). The bonus is paid in increments of $25,000, and awarded yearly up to a total of 3 years. Physicians must have completed a residency program in the specialty in which they are applying. Individuals may be eligible, if qualified, to participate in one other AR incentive program. Special pay may not be offered concurrently with STRAP. Physicians edible specialties.
Specialized Training Assistance Program (STRAP) Stipend program for physicians in designated specialties currently enrolled in accredited residency programs. Participants receive a monthly stipend, currently $2,200.73. Participants incur a 1-year obligation in the AR for every 6 months or portion thereof of financial assistance. STRAP participants must serve in an Army Reserve Unit after completing residency; must be a US citizen.
Health Professionals Loan Repayment Program (HPLR) Program provides up to $250,000 for repayment of education loans for physicians in certain specialties (60C, 60F, 60J, 60K, 60N, 60S, 60T, 60W, 61F, 61G, 61H, 61J, 61K, 61M,61R, 61Z and 62A) who are serving in an Army Reserve Unit For each year of satisfactory service in an Army Reserve Unit, a maximum of $40,000 will be applied to an education loan, up to a total of $250,000. Individuals may be eligible, if qualified, to apply for one other AR incentive. STRAP may be offered at the same time.
For information on the different specialties and programs that the US Army offers to qualified personnel, visit http://www.goarmy.com/amedd.html. For information on the US Army's Military Accessions Vital to the National Interest (MAVNI) program, which is a recruiting program that allows legal non-citizens with in-demand skills to join the Army in exchange for expedited U.S. citizenship, visit http://www.ecfmg.org/echo/mavni.html. Contact: Doudouine Cora SSG,USA at email@example.com or (404) 808-4911 for assistance with the application process from the beginning through their accession into the US Army.
ALUMNI AFFAIRS ANNOUNCEMENTS
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2. Interested in being a part of our alumni subcommittee or serving as a liaison in your institution/city/region? Send us an e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information on how you can be involved as an alumni member of the SNMA!
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4. Residents: We are looking for your help in coordinating our "Mentorship for the Match" for the rising SNMA M4s! If interested in participating, please let us know! Primarily, we are looking for people who would be willing to serve as a mentor or answer questions for medical students who are preparing to enter the match. E-mail us at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information!
Media Highlights and Features
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Tyeese Gaines, DO, MA Medical Correspondent on MSNBC's The Grio
Alden Landry, MD, MPH featured on Boston's NPR news station
Renée Volny, DO, MBA featured in Idaho's Morning News newspaper
Tyree Winters, DO featured in DO Magazine
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