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 ultraound (POCUS), sports medicine, and community health.

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, textbooks, lunch, and parking. Out-of-state recipients may be eligible for up to $100 travel reimbursement.

Upcoming courses

Sexual Medicine

Directors: Jamie Feldman, MD, PhD, and Carrie Link, MD
Thursday, June 14, 2018
Time: 8:00 am - 4:30 pm
Location: UMN West Bank Office Building

Course topics

  • Sexual orientation and gender identity
  • Sexual dysfunction
  • Transgender care
  • Sexual Health

USA Soccer Cup Sports MedicineUSA soccer cup

Dates: July 12-14, 2018
Time: 8:00 am - 4:30 pm
Location: UMN West Bank Office Building

USA Soccer Cup Sports Medicine is a two-day course for participants to learn and practice the skills necessary to manage many sports injuries, such as:

  • Backboarding
  • Crutch fitting
  • Splinting
  • Ultrasound
  • Injuries of the ankle, hand, knee, neck, and soft tissue

View course webpage for more information

Apply and contact

  • Apply for the Sexual Medicine course by filling out the online application by Tuesday, May 8.
  • Apply for the USA Soccer Cup Sports Medicine course by filling out the online application by Sunday, June 10.

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 release

We may take photos 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 subsequent usage. If you do not want to be photographed, please let us know by contacting Heidi Cerdas Monge, MBA, 612-625-0953,