MS3 Class Information – Jan. 5, 2023

AMA offers four scholarship opportunities; apply for nomination by Jan. 13, 2023

The American Medical Association (AMA) has four scholarship opportunities for rising fourth-year students or students graduating in May/June 2024.


Underrepresented in
(formerly Minority Scholars Award – $10,000 award)

·African American/Black,
Latinx/Hispanic or American Indian/Native Hawaiians/Alaska Native who
demonstrates a dedication to serving vulnerable or underserved

·Selection is based on
academic excellence and financial need.

UWSOM can submit two
for this award category.

Dr. Richard Allen
Williams & Genita Evangelista
Johnson/Association of Black Cardiologists Scholarship
($5,000 award)

·Must be an African American/Black
student with an interest in cardiology

·Must explain your
interest in cardiology in your personal statement. One of your letters of
recommendation should also reference this interest.

UWSOM can submit one
for this award category.

AMA Alliance
Grassroots Physicians of Tomorrow Scholarship
($10,000 award)

·Must have an interest in
and commitment to women’s and/or children’s health issues.

·Selection will be based
on volunteer activities and/or research initiatives.

UWSOM can submit two
for this award category.

The Herman E. Diskin,
MD Memorial Physicians of Tomorrow Scholarship
($10,000 award)

·Must demonstrate a strong
commitment to medicine, humanitarian public service and compassionate patient

·Selection is based on
academic excellence and financial need

UWSOM can submit one
for this award category.

General Requirements:

  • Must be nominated through the medical school dean’s office or the dean’s designate
  • Nominees must be rising final-year medical students set to graduate in May/June 2024
  • Must be permanent residents or citizens of the U.S. or have DACA status

If you are interested and meet the requirements listed above, please submit your CV and a one-page personal statement outlining your career goals in medicine to by Jan. 13, 2023. Please note you will also need a letter of recommendation from a faculty member and a letter from the dean’s office for the final application if you are selected. If you submit a personal statement, please let your designated faculty letter writer know you may need a letter shortly. Students can only be nominated for one category under the Physicians of Tomorrow Award program.

Next deadlines and milestones:

  • Jan. 13 at 10:59 p.m. AK, 11:59 p.m. PT, or Jan. 14 at 1 a.m. MT: Deadline to submit a personal statement and CV to
  • Jan. 31 – UWSOM selects and informs nominated students
  • Jan. 31 – Feb. 10 – Students are to gather the following application materials:
    • Application form (to be completed through the AMA portal
    • Personal statement
    • A signed letter of recommendation from a faculty member
    • A signed letter of recommendation from the office of the dean
    • Medical school transcript (unofficial copy acceptable)
    • USMLE transcript (Step 1)
    • Signed financial statement (to be requested by student from Diane Noecker)
  • Feb. 28 at 8:59 p.m. AK, 9:59 p.m. PT, 10:59 p.m. MT, Deadline for student nominees to apply through the AMA portal

Please send all questions to

DEI scholarship for hospital medicine deadline is Jan. 15, 2023

Here is an excellent opportunity for a third-year Underrepresented in Medicine (URiM) student interested in pursuing hospital medicine as a career. The Society of Hospital Medicine (SHM) is offering a $25,000 scholarship to a third-year URiM medical student who has demonstrated an interest in pursuing a career in hospital medicine as well as a commitment to health equity and improving care for underserved communities. Learn more and apply on the SHM website.

Career Advising Student Advisory Board – Tip of the Month

We hope you had a restful winter break! As you’re going through these rotations, it’s helpful to look at the daily work you’re doing and reflect on what you like and don’t like about it.

The Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC) Careers in Medicine Clinical Rotation Evaluation provides a format for you to record your thoughts and opinions. 

  • Do you love the operating room and working with your hands?
  • Do you enjoy getting to sit down with patients for conversations?
  • How important is continuity of care to you?
  • Do you like high adrenaline situations?
  • Do you prefer working in a hospital or a clinic?

Answering these big-picture questions can help you narrow down on specialty options to explore further! Pay attention to which clerkship(s) keep you interested and inspired even when the work is tough, and you are tired.  

  • Reviewed by Career Advising Student Advisory BIPOC board member L’Oreal Kennedy. Originally written by BIPOC alum Shanelle Briggs.

In case you missed it, here is the previous newsletter for MS3s.

Have a great week!