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Student and Resident Research Grant

Prepare for a career in hospital medicine by gaining scholarly experience in the specialty.

SHM's Student and Resident Research Grant Program provides an opportunity for early career Hospitalists to engage in scholarly work within the field of hospital medicine. With a focus in areas including quality improvement, patient safety, clinical research, or hospital operations, scholars work alongside an experienced mentor in the field.

Overview

SHM’s Physicians in Training Committee Student and Resident Research Grant Program provides an opportunity for up to six (6) medical student and resident members to engage in mentored scholarly work within the field of hospital medicine, with a focus in areas including quality improvement, patient safety, clinical research or hospital operations. Grant awardees will work alongside their mentors with the goal of gaining a better understanding of hospital medicine, and developing the foundation to become a hospitalist.

Grant winners will receive $5,000 each to assist with their project, complimentary registration to the Hospital Medicine (HM) conference that aligns with their project timeline, and up to $1,500 for travel-related expenses for the conference*.

Two options are available for students and residents to receive funding and engage in scholarly work. The Summer Program is conducted over an 8 to 10-week period during the summer months. The Longitudinal Program runs for one full academic year.

The Society of Hospital Medicine is committed to a grant application review process that does not exclude any underrepresented groups in hospital medicine and appreciates projects that seek to identify and address disparities experienced by marginalized populations. All underrepresented groups are strongly encouraged to apply for the SHM Student and Resident Research Grant. For more information on SHM’s Commitment to Diversity, Equity and Inclusion please click here.

See a list of past SHM Student and Resident Research Grant Recipients

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*Please note that the complimentary registration is non-transferable and only valid to the conference for which their project was to be presented at, regardless of whether the conference takes place in-person or virtually. In addition, the $1,500 travel-related reimbursement will not apply should the conference be virtual.

How to Apply

Applications for the Student and Resident Research Grant will open in early January 2022. To apply, candidates must:

  1. Join SHM (Student membership is free of charge and resident membership is at a discounted rate)
  2. Find a project mentor that is also an SHM member
  3. Develop a project proposal
  4. Upload your application and mentor information into the online application
  5. Have your mentor respond to the agreement form (automatically sent to mentors after application submission)
  6. Submit your application by the submission deadline of March 1, 2022

 

Submissions for the 2022-2023 SHM Student and Resident Research Grant are now closed.

 

Summer Program

SHM Student and Resident Research Grant 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 over an 6-10 week period during the summer between school years (if the applicant is a student).

Eligibility

To apply for the SHM Student and Resident Research Grant, a candidate:

  1. Must identify a mentor who is a current and active SHM member with whom he/she/they can conduct a full-time scholarly project.
  2. Must be enrolled as a medical student in good standing at a US or Canadian medical school. Resident applicants must be in good standing with a US or Canadian accredited residency program.
  3. Must be able to dedicate a minimum of 8 weeks and maximum of 10 weeks (consecutive) to scholarly project during the summer months.
  4. Cannot already have other sources of stipend support. Students enrolled in MSTP programs (pursuing MD- PhDs) are not eligible for the program.
  5. Must be a student or resident member of the Society of Hospital Medicine

*Please note: Applicants who are uncertain of his/her/their eligibility to participate in this program should request an advisory opinion from SHM before completing an application.

Special Opportunity

In partnership with the University of Colorado’s Division of Hospital Medicine, the Society of Hospital Medicine (SHM) is thrilled to extend a bonus opportunity to students who are interested in applying for our Student and Resident Scholar Grant. Students are now welcome to complete their project at the University of Colorado by joining their Health Innovations Scholars Program (HISP), an intensive training program for medical students who seek to lead innovative transformation of American healthcare. For more information about this new program option, please visit the Health Innovations Scholars Program page.

Longitudinal Program

SHM Student and Resident Research Grant 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 over one year.

Eligibility to apply for the SHM Student and Resident Research Grant, a candidate:

  1. Must identify a mentor, who is a current and active SHM member with whom he/she/they can conduct a full-time scholarly project.
  2. Must be enrolled as a medical student in good standing at a US or Canadian medical school. Resident applicants must be in good standing with a US or Canadian accredited residency program.
  3. Must be a student or resident member of the Society of Hospital Medicine.

*Please note: Applicants who are uncertain of his/her/their eligibility to participate in this program should request an advisory opinion from SHM before completing an application.

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