UPDATE – We have extended the deadline for entries to Oct. 18, 2019
We’re excited to announce that the 2019 CompHealth Medical School Scholarship is open for entries. The CompHealth Medical School Scholarship is an annual program aimed at helping a med school student with tuition and related expenses. The CompHealth scholarship offers $5,000 to one medical student in the United States as our way of showing how much we appreciate and value the upcoming generation of physicians.
It’s easy and fun to qualify. Here’s the easy part.
- You must be a U.S. citizen
- You need to be a student attending full-time (or planning to attend full-time) an accredited institution of higher education located in the United States.
- Minimum GPA of 3.0 is required. Or, if your school participates in an alternate pass/fail grading system, you must show a passing status.
- If selected, you will need to provide an official statement of your current academic status. Your school registrar can provide you with documentation affirming your enrollment. Failure to include required materials will oblige us to reject your application.
- The CompHealth Medical School Scholarship is to be used exclusively for school tuition and related expenses.
Now here’s the fun part. The winner will be chosen based on a two-minute video addressing either one or both of the following topics:
- What are you looking for in your first job as a physician?
- What is your top motivation for practicing medicine and why?
Let your creative side take over. Be playful. Winners from the past two years sure did, as you can see in their videos below.
2018 winner Amy Ngo’s video is as unique as she is. Amy is an osteopathic medical student at the Burrell College of Osteopathic Medicine in Las Cruces, New Mexico. An outdoors buff, Amy focused her video on pursuing outdoor activities, ranging from nature photography to taking her love of reading outside — both are de-stressors from the rigors of medical school studies. Her pursuit of a medical career is almost a personal mission to counter the type of doctors she met who seemed uninterested in taking her health difficulties seriously. Finally, one physician out of the many took an interest and chased down her issues. That’s the kind of doc she intends to be.
2017 winner Michael Christensen, a student at the University of Utah Medical School, produced a video addressing how to keep a balance in his life. The father of two young children, Michael had to ensure he took steps to keep them and his wife an integral part of his medical career, “his support system,” as he calls them, to maintain enthusiasm for the life path he’s chosen. His downtime from study is quality family time, like jogging while pushing his daughter in a stroller or playing board games with his wife. He makes it a point to step away from medicine one day a week to devote to his family and keep himself recharged.
Completed applications and videos must be submitted no later than October 18, 2019. For video guidelines and more information on how to apply, view the CompHealth medical school scholarship information page. If you have questions, email Scholarship@CompHealth.com.
That’s it. Have fun with the video, let your personality shine through, and good luck.
And remember, locum tenens is a great alternative to a tradition practice or hospital employment once you’ve finished medical school and residency. It’s a way to gain experience and pay off your student loans while being master of your own time. Read some of our provider stories to learn more about the locum tenens lifestyle.