The Society of Hospital Medicine’s (SHM’s) Physician in Training Committee launched a scholarship program in 2015 for Medical Students to help transform healthcare and revolutionize patient care. For the second year of the scholarship SHM is able to award one additional student (four total) the SHM Student Hospitalist Scholarship Grant.
Congratulations to the 2016 Student Hospitalist Scholarship recipients:
Student at the Medical College of Wisconsin
Project: The Trauma of Hospitalization: Identifying Causes and Potential Solutions
Location Project will be Conducted: Froedtert Memorial Lutheran Hospital, Milwaukee, Wisconsin
Student at the University of Texas School of Medicine at San Antonio
Project: Pleural Fluid Echogenicity by Ultrasound Imaging and Computer Based Pixilation to Determine Transudative vs. Exudative Effusions
Location Project will be Conducted: University of Texas Health Science Center, San Antonio, Texas
Student at Loyola University Chicago - Stritch School of Medicine
Project: Evaluation of Decisional Conflict as a Simple Tool to assess Risk for Readmission
Location Project will be Conducted: Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center, Los Angeles, CA
Student at the University of North Carolina School of Medicine
Project: Analysis and Optimization of the Inpatient Pediatric Discharge Process
Location Project will be Conducted: University of North Carolina Children's Hospital
Are you a medical student interested in hospital medicine? View the Society of Hospital Medicine’s Student Hospitalist Scholar Grant information below. Check back in the fall of 2017 for application instructions.
To apply for the Society of Hospital Medicine (SHM) Student Hospitalist Scholar Grant, a candidate:
Applicants who are uncertain of his/her eligibility should request an advisory opinion from SHM before completing an application.
SHM-SHSG awardees will complete scholarly work with an active SHM mentor in a project related to patient safety/quality improvement or other areas relevant to the field of hospital medicine. The project should be conducted during the summer between school years.
Program requirements of STUDENTS will include:
Student Application Checklist
Program requirement of FACULTY MENTORS will include:
Use of Grant Funds
Recipients receive $500/week for the summer and the stipend is meant to cover salary support for the student exclusively.
Additionally, up to $1,500 will be reimbursed to the student for travel-related expenses to attend the annual SHM Hospital Medicine conference.
Evaluation and Conditions of Appointment Selection
SHM Student Hospitalist Scholar Grants will be awarded to up to ten (10) applicants who show exceptional ability and interest in hospital medicine.
The evaluation of an application will be based on the applicant’s general qualifications, prior educational training, and promise for scholarly productivity. Attention will be given to the originality and scientific merit of the proposed project. Students are expected to conduct their scholarly work according to the highest scientific and ethical standards and in compliance with all applicable laws, regulations and policies regarding protection of human research subjects, humane care and laboratory safety (if applicable).