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Rush University Medical Center Department of Surgery – Alexander Doolas Scholarship for Excellence

Deadline: April 30, 2018

The Alexander Doolas Scholarship for Excellence is designed for highly qualified fourth-year students from racial and ethnic groups that have been historically underrepresented in medicine. This scholarship opportunity will provide mentoring, networking, and stipend support to (two) interested and qualified medical students. Stipend will be awarded to the medical student who best demonstrates their interest in surgery and academic ability to pursue the rigors of an academic surgical career. Awardees will advance our diversity and inclusion mission and have an opportunity to become prospects for internship or residency at Rush University Medical Center.  The General Surgery Program is offering a stipend in the amount of $1,500.00 to help defer the costs of flight, lodging, and incidental expenses. Students will also have the opportunity to complete a 4-week rotation in our surgical residency program.

Scholarship Eligibility Requirements

  • Deadline to submit is APRIL 30th. Sub-internship can take place anytime June – December
  • Available to 4th year U.S. medical students who have successfully completed a General Surgery clerkship
  • Copy of USMLE transcript
  • A copy of your most recent medical school transcript
  • Curriculum vitae2 Letters of Recommendation
  • 2 Letters of Recommendation
  • Personal Statement
  • Photo
  • In your email, please list your identity (African American, Native American, and Hispanic American)

All interested students should email requirements to: Danielle Hill at In the subject line type “Diversity Scholarship”.