Health Care Shortage Scholarship

The Frank H. Netter MD School of Medicine will be a model for educating diverse, patient-centered physicians who are partners and leaders in an interprofessional primary care workforce responsive to health care needs in the communities they serve.

The Frank H. Netter MD School of Medicine enables medical students to attain their highest personal and professional potential in a collaborative environment that fosters academic excellence, scholarship, lifelong learning, respect and inclusivity.

The Frank H. Netter MD School of Medicine embodies the University's commitment to its core values of academic excellence, student-oriented education and a strong sense of community. Accordingly, the School of Medicine values diversity and inclusiveness in all students, faculty and staff.

Purpose: Access to primary health care providers is very limited in certain areas. Health Professional Shortage Areas (HPSAs) are designated by HRSA as having shortages of primary medical care and may be geographic (a county or service area), demographic (low income population) or institutional (comprehensive health center, federally qualified health center or other public facility). Medically Underserved Areas/Populations are areas or populations designated by HRSA as having: too few primary care providers, high infant mortality, high poverty and/or high elderly population. The purpose of this scholarship is to identify and nurture the interest of first year medical students who would like to pursue a career in areas that are medically underserved as defined by the U.S. Department Health and Human Services (HRSA). 

Scholarship requirements: To apply for this scholarship, applicants must: 

  • have been accepted to the Frank H. Netter MD School of Medicine and matriculate in Fall 2014
  • submit the 2014-2015 Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)
  • complete the 2014-2015 Need Access Application
  • demonstrate a commitment to practice medicine in a designated health care shortage area as defined by HRSA.
  • write an essay answering the following: Access to primary health care providers is very limited in certain areas. What is your long term plan to contribute in helping to solve this crisis?

Award Amount:  up to $18,000 annually

Application deadline: Feb. 28, 2014 or within two weeks after the receipt of your acceptance to the medical school if admitted after Feb. 15, 2014. 

All award decisions will be made no later than May 1, 2014. 

Forward all supporting documents to:
Quinnipiac University
Frank H. Netter MD School of Medicine - MNH-MED
Office of Medical School Financial Aid
275 Mount Carmel Avenue
Hamden, CT 06518-1908
Phone:  203-582-5100 
Fax:  203-582-4511

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