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Student Hospitalist Scholar Grant

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

SHM's Student Hospitalist Scholar Grant Program provides an opportunity for first and second-year medical students 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 Hospitalist Scholar Grant Program provides an opportunity for up to six (6) first- and second-year medical students 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. Students 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 to receive funding and engage in scholarly work. The Summer Program is conducted over an 8 to 10-week period during the summer between academic school years. The Longitudinal Program runs for one full academic year.

In alignment with SHM’s Commitment to Inclusion and Diversity, we are excited to announce that the Physicians In Training committee that reviews the grant applications has pledged to give extra consideration to grant applicants from historically excluded groups in hospital medicine and to projects that seek to identify and address disparities experienced by marginalized populations; including but not limited to people of color, women, the LGBTQ+ community, and international medical students.

See a list of past SHM Student Hospitalist Scholar 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 are currently being accepted for the Student Hospitalist Scholar Grant Program. To apply, students must:

  1. Join SHM (Student membership is free of charge)
  2. Find a mentor
  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)

Apply

Summer Program

SHM Student Hospitalist Scholar 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.

Eligibility

To apply for the SHM Student Hospitalist Scholar 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.
  3. Must be able to dedicate a minimum of 8 weeks and maximum of 10 weeks (consecutive) to scholarly project during the summer between school years.
  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 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 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 Hospitalist Scholar 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 Hospitalist Scholar 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.
  3. Must be a student 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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