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), primary care psychiatry, 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.

One or more students who demonstrate strong interest in attending the course are randomly selected for each course. Scholarships are $175 to $435 and include registration, lunch, and parking. Out-of-state recipients may be eligible for up to $100 travel reimbursement.

Upcoming courses

USA Soccer Cup Sports Medicine

Date: July 10-12, 2019
Time: 8am-4:30 on July 10 and 11, and 8am-noon on July 12
Location:  UMN West Bank Office Building

Community Health

Dates: September 26-27, 2019
Time: 8:00 am - 4:30 pm on Sept 26; 8:00 am - 12:00 pm on Sept 27
Location: UMN West Bank Office Building

Point-of-Care Ultrasound (POCUS)

Date: Friday, October 12, 2019
Time: 8:00 am - 4:30 pm
Location: UMN West Bank Office Building

Apply and contact

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,