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Medical scholarships are tough to achieve and highly competitive just like the years of medical studies ahead of a new Medical school entrant.
The Wellsford and Mildred Clark Medical Memorial Scholarship
Medical scholarships are both need based and merit based. However in the field of medicine, meritorious performance counts the best. Therefore merit based medical scholarships require applicants to have a high GPA and an equally high score for the Medical College Admission Test (MCAT).
There are two scholarship programs designed for international students (non-US): The International Peace Scholarship (IPS) program (partial tuition awards) and the Global Medicine Scholarship (GMS) (partial tuition awards) for students attending the Keith B. Taylor Global Scholars Program. The academic field of medicine is not technically a college major. Instead, med school is something you attend after you've obtained your undergraduate degree. If you are planning on going to med school, you can major in anything that interest you at the bachelor's level.Of course, some majors make more sense than others if you're planning on attending med school. Any field of study that encourages critical reading, thinking and writing skills would be good. There are courses that you'll need to apply to med school, including biology, chemistry, physics, math and English. And there's the traditional premedicine degree path. Premed is not essential to getting into med school. But some students find it advantageous in that it provides you with an exposure to the math and science courses that you'll need to continue your studies. Another advantage to premed is that you'll meet teachers who can then function as advisers for you on the med school selection and application process.If you are planning on studying medicine, be prepared for a long and challenging experience. All of the process is competitive, even the admission process. But, if you're committed and passionate about medicine, then the career can be very fulfilling. It offers opportunities for actually making a difference that can be found in few other disciplines.Medical school degree programs come in all sorts of formats. There are 7-year programs that combine bachelor's level study with a med school program. A larger number of programs are of the 4-year variety and require a bachelor's degree to apply. You'll also need letters of recommendation and competitive scores on the Medical College Admission Test (MCAT).Not all of the scholarships listed here are for individuals attending med school. There are also scholarship opportunities for technical fields, such as medical office computer specialist or medical radiologic technician. Some scholarships may be open to applicants from a wide range of medical fields, including nursing.The career outlook for physicians and surgeons is quite strong. The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reports that career opportunities for these professions is expected to increase by 24% over the coming decade. This is much faster than the average for all occupations. This increase will be fueled, in part, by the growing percentage of the elderly portion of the population.Click on the links below to continue exploring the world of medical scholarships.