Medical Student Programmatic Course Scholarships

We sponsor scholarships for MD and DO students to attend programmatic courses in Advanced Life Support in Obstetrics (ALSO®), family medicine point-of-care ultrasound (POCUS), sports medicine, community health, sexual medicine, and leadership and finance.

Students gain knowledge and skills through lecture and hands-on training. Students also get to know residents and faculty of our residency programs.

At least two students who demonstrate strong interest in attending the course are randomly selected for each course. Scholarships are $125 to $400 and include registration, lunch, and parking. Out-of-state recipients may be eligible for up to $100 travel reimbursement.

Upcoming courses

Advanced Life Support Obstetrics (ALSO)

Date: September 13, 2018
7:45 am - 4:45 pm
Location: UMN West Bank Office Building

  • Shoulder dystocia
  • Emergency breech delivery
  • Maternal resuscitation
  • Postpartum hemorrhage
  • Assisted vaginal delivery

Community Health

Dates: September 27-28, 2018
Times: 8:00 am - 4:30 pm on September 27; 8:00 am - 12:00 pm on September 28
Location: UMN West Bank Office Building

Course objectives:

  • Describe socioeconomic, environmental, cultural, and other population-level determinants of health and understand their role in health promotion and disease prevention
  • Determine community assets and resources to improve health at individual and population levels
  • Develop a sense of community health that transitions from deficit-based critique to asset-based support and collaboration
  • Discuss the steps of advocacy in the development of health policy
  • Develop the skills necessary to be an effective advocate and ally for patients and communities in addressing health and wellness, including how to write a letter to the editor

Leadership and Finance

Date: November 8, 2018
Time: 8:00 am - 4:30 pm
Location: UMN West Bank Office Building


  • Physician leadership
  • Risk management and malpractice
  • Physician reimbursement
  • Healthcare legislation and reform
  • Negotiating contracts and practice plans

Apply and contact

  • Apply for the Advanced Life Support Obstetrics (ALSO) course by filling out the online application by Thursday, July 26.
  • Apply for the Community Health course by filling out the online application by Tuesday, September 4.
  • Apply for the Leadership and Finance course by filling out the online application by Monday, October 1.

For more information about the scholarship, contact Laura Pham, 612-626-0194,

Did not get a scholarship?

If you did not get a scholarship and would like to participate in the course, contact Heidi Cerdas Monge, MBA, 612-625-0953,, to confirm availability and register. You will need to pay the course's registration fee.

Photo and video release

We may take photos and/or videos of instructors and learners at our programmatic courses, and these may appear in the department’s and/or University of Minnesota’s marketing and promotional materials (e.g., brochures, posters, social media, websites, etc.). Your attendance constitutes your permission and consent for photography and video subsequent usage. If you do not want to be photographed or filmed, please let us know by contacting Heidi Cerdas Monge, MBA, 612-625-0953,