Offers up to 10 US medical students from underrepresented racial and ethnic backgrounds in medicine the opportunity to participate in a 5-day directed leadership program. The program allows students to explore career options in the field of neurology, and gain access to mentors during the 2020 AAN Annual Meeting in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. This exposure to neurology's best and brightest and the intense educational experience are intended to make neurology a more attractive career option.
The AAN has long had a goal of increasing diversity among its members. That is why the AAN is proud to support the Medical Student Diversity Annual Meeting Scholarship as a major step in that process.
Recipients will receive:
- Four (4) nights hotel during the 72st AAN Annual Meeting in Toronto, Ontario, Canada (arriving Friday April 24, 2020 and departing on Tuesday, April 28, 2020)
- Airfare: up to $450
- Access to Annual Meeting Programming: Recipients will select the educational and scientific programming based on their specific educational needs. Program selection should not conflict with the agenda of the program.
- A certificate of recognition
- Mentorship by an established neurologist
- Medical Students must be in good standing at a United States medical school.
- Students must be AAN members. (if not already an AAN Member students may apply here: https://www.aan.com/membership/join-the-aan/ ). Student membership is free – there is no cost for students to be members of the AAN.
- Preference is given to second-and third-year students.
- Medical students must be from underrepresented and underserved populations. ‘Underrepresented in Medicine’ refers to racial and ethnic populations that are underrepresented relative to their numbers in the general population. Traditionally underrepresented groups in neurology include, but are not limited to:
o African American/Black
o American Indian
o Native Hawaiian
o Alaska Native
o Or from other groups historically underrepresented in the medical profession
- Curriculum vitae
- Applicants must apply online and all required documents must be uploaded at the same time to complete the application process
- Single-spaced, one-page essay outlining the students:
o interest in a career in neurology
o involvement in the field of neurology
o limitations of opportunity to engage in neurology
o academic achievements
o community involvement
o future goals for contribution in neurology
o plans to maximize the AAN Annual Meeting opportunity
- Letter of recommendation from a neurology professor outlining how the student has shown an interest in neurology
The student must attend some required events during the Annual Meeting. The specific events have yet to be determined.
The student will also have a mentoring opportunity. The goal of this relationship is to help facilitate the appropriate networking opportunities, help with career planning, assist with selecting programs that are of interest to the students, and provide exposure to the thrills of neurology. Recipients and mentors will be paired.
October 1, 2019 - October 31, 2019 (11:59 pm Central Daylight Time)
For more information, please contact Arianna Wegley at firstname.lastname@example.org
Senior Manager, Undergraduate/Graduate Education