2021 IMA Foundation Future Physicians of Idaho Award Application

The Idaho Medical Association Foundation is pleased to announce the availability of the 2021 Future Physicians of Idaho Awards, that are targeted toward individual medical students and residents/fellows.  There are six one-time individual awards available of $5,000 each.  Three awards are for 4th year medical students who have matched to an Idaho-based residency program.  Three awards are for residents or fellows in their final year of training who are in good standing in an Idaho-based residency program and who will practice in a medically underserved Idaho community upon completion of residency.  

The overarching goal of the IMA Foundation is to support efforts to improve Idaho’s physician workforce shortages and to improve the quality and accessibility of healthcare in Idaho.  The IMA Foundation is a 501(c)3 charitable arm of the Idaho Medical Association. 

Applications will be scored on these five award criteria categories: 
     1.  Idaho Roots:  Born and raised in Idaho, from a rural underserved area, educated in Idaho schools, or have other Idaho ties;  
     2.  Commitment to Practice in Idaho:  Demonstrated commitment to remaining in Idaho and ultimately setting up or joining a practice in Idaho;
     3.  Commitment to Rural and Underserved Idaho:  The extent to which the applicant focuses on practicing in Idaho's rural and/or medically underserved populations;
     4.  Specialty:  The applicant’s chosen specialty and the need for that specialty in Idaho; and
     5.  Personal Statement:  The strength of an applicant’s personal statement and the extent to which an applicant’s goals further the goals of the IMA Foundation 

Letter(s) of support:  each applicant will be required to submit at least one letter of support from a faculty member or other physician who has been instrumental in your training and who can attest to your skills and dedication.  The letter can be mailed to IMAF, 305 West Jefferson, Boise, ID  83702 or can be emailed to jamie@idmed.org.  (Does not have to be a formal letter - an emailed message directly from the physician will be accepted.)

Award recipients are invited to attend and be recognized at the IMA President's Dinner on October 2, 2021, in Sun Valley.  Recipients may inquire about help with travel expenses.

Applicants with service, loan repayment or other commitments outside Idaho after residency are INELIGIBLE.

Applications are now being accepted and must be submitted no later than June 4, 2021.  Please email jamie@idmed.org or susie@idmed.org with questions or call IMA at 208.344.7888.

We are excited that the Foundation will provide support for the next generation of Idaho physicians. 

Kind regards,

Keith Davis MD, Board Chair
Susie Keller, Board Member
Idaho Medical Association Foundation

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* 1. Name:

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* 2. Permanent mailing address:

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* 3. Phone number:

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* 4. Email address:

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* 5. Permanent resident of (name state and country):

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* 6. Current status:

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* 7. Name of current school, residency or fellowship program:

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* 8. Idaho hometown:

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* 9. Describe your affinity for and connection to Idaho:

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* 10. High school:

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* 11. Undergraduate college or university:

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* 12. Describe your medical training in Idaho, including dates and locations of training:

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* 13. Describe how you have served your peers, institution and/or community during medical school, residency and/or fellowship. (Examples, student government, community volunteer work, etc.)

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* 14. What medical specialty have you chosen and why are you drawn to that specialty?

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* 15. For medical students:  I have matched to and intend to complete an Idaho based residency program.  (Send documentation of match to jamie@idmed.org or fax to 208.344.7903)

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* 16. For medical students:  I intend to practice in an underserved Idaho community upon graduation from residency.

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* 17. For residents and fellows:  I am currently enrolled in good standing at an Idaho-based residency or fellowship program.  Fellows at out-of-state programs are allowed if they have a post-fellowship employment agreement in Idaho.  (Send documentation to jamie@idmed.org or fax to 208.344.7903)

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* 18. For residents and fellows:  I will practice in an underserved Idaho community upon graduation from residency or fellowship.  (Send copy of documentation to jamie@idmed.org or fax to 208.344.7903.  Examples include an email from new employer or pages from a signed employment contract with salary & personal info redacted.)

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* 19. For all applicants:

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* 20. Personal Statement Required:  Please provide an approximately 250 word statement describing how this award will further your goal of practicing in Idaho and how it furthers the IMA Foundation goal of expanding healthcare access in Idaho.

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* 21. Letter(s) of Support Required:  Please submit at least one letter of support from a faculty member or other physician who has been instrumental in your training and who can attest to your skills and dedication. The letter can be mailed to IMAF, 305 West Jefferson, Boise, ID 83702 or can be emailed to jamie@idmed.org.  (Does not have to be a formal letter - an emailed message directly from the physician will be accepted.)

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* 22. By submitting this application, I affirm my answers are true and complete to the best of my knowledge.  I understand that false or misleading information in my application may result in forfeiting or repaying the award.

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