Talent is evenly distributed, but opportunity is not.
Despite African-Americans making up 13.4% of the nation’s population, just 5% of physicians are Black.
This representation problem is also a quality of care problem, as doctors are more likely to evaluate Black patients’ pain as less than that of white patients with the same symptoms. Numerous studies show that patients of color feel less safe with doctors than White patients, and also see improved health outcomes when they see Black doctors.
Addressing this problem will take dedication and collaboration across the government, public health, and education sectors.
As one small part of this, the Black Medical Students Scholarship will be awarded to a current or future Black medical student across any medical specialty.
This scholarship is part of the Mechanism Ventures Impact Grants Series.
Please tell us a bit about yourself. What do you hope to achieve in your career in medicine, and how are you preparing yourself to achieve it?
The application deadline is Mar 11, 2021. Winners will be announced on Apr 11, 2021.
The scholarship award is $1,000.
The winner will be publicly announced on Apr 11, 2021. Prior to the announcement date, we may contact finalists with additional questions about their application. We will work with donors to review all applications according to the scholarship criteria. Winners will be chosen based on the merit of their application.
We will send the award check to the winner’s academic institution in their name, and in the name of their institution (depending on the school’s requirements).
Before we award the scholarship, the winner will be required to verify their academic enrollment status by providing a copy of their most recent transcript.
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Yes. The terms and conditions for this scholarship can be found here.