Family Medicine Awards and Grants for Medical Students

There are local, statewide, and national awards and grants available to medical students interested in the specialty of family medicine. Funding includes research grants, leadership awards, and scholarships to family medicine conferences.

Awards and Scholarships

American Board of Family Medicine: Pisacano Scholarship
Deadline: March

The Pisacano Scholarship provides leadership training and up to $28,000 per year (for up to five years) for 10 outstanding fourth-year medical students nationwide. Students must make a commitment to the specialty of family medicine. The program is designed to reimburse medical school debt incurred by students at the conclusion of residency.

Medical Student Award for Contributions to Family Medicine
Deadline: February

The Minnesota Academy of Family Physicians recognizes one fourth-year medical student for family medicine activities on a local, state, or national level.

National Conference for Family Medicine Residents and Medical Students (NCFMRMS) Scholarships
Deadline: May

First-Time Student Attendee Awards
Students are asked to write a 500-word essay on why they are interested in attending NCFMRMS and becoming a family physician.

Family Medicine Interest Group Leadership Awards
This award recognizes FMIG participants for developing and orchestrating individual FMIG projects. Recipients are asked to write a short essay to appear in the Exchange newsletter.

University of Minnesota Family Medicine and Community Health & Minnesota Academy of Family Physicians Sponsored Scholarships
First- through third-year medical students are asked to write a 500-word essay on why they are interested in attending NCFMRMS and becoming a family physician.

For more information, contact Lisa Regehr, 952-542-0130, lregehr@mafp.org

Research Grants

Awards for Excellence in Geriatric Medicine Scholarship
Deadline: February 1 annually

These awards were established by a University of Minnesota Family Medicine and Community Health faculty member to recognize superior research on aging and geriatric medicine. The University of Minnesota Medical School awards a $1,000 scholarship to two medical students submitting the best papers on a topic dealing with care of older adults.

Family Medicine Medical Student Grants from the Minnesota Academy of Family Physicians Foundation

The Minnesota Academy of Family Physicians Foundation offers a $500 to $1,000 start-up innovaton grant as well as a summer externship.

University of Minnesota Foundation Medical Student Research Grants

The University of Minnesota Foundation supports University of Minnesota medical students who are pursuing careers in academic research and medicine. A $4,000 stipend for 12 weeks of research conducted during free or elective periods is awarded to third- or fourth-year medical students. A $3,000 stipend is available to first-year medical students. Medical school faculty must serve as project supervisors and provide laboratory facilities.

Deadline:

  • Third- and fourth-year medical students: first Friday in January, May 1, September 1
  • First-year medical students: February 15