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Thank you for your interest in the National Medical Association Council on Concerns of Women Physicians Premedical Student Scholarship Award

I.  Organization Background
The National Medical Association (NMA) is the largest and oldest national organization representing African American physicians and their patients in the United States. Founded in 1895, the NMA is the collective voice of African American Physicians and the leading force for parity and justice in medicine and the elimination of disparities in health. Throughout its history the National Medical Association has focused primarily on health issues related to African Americans and medically underserved populations; however, its principles, goals, initiatives, and philosophy encompass all ethnic groups.

II. Council Description
The Council on Concerns of Women Physicians (CCWP) is a standing council of the Association with the duties to:

1. To ensure that the National Medical Association’s policy positions and programs at all levels (national, regional, state and local) reflect the interest and concerns of women physicians of African descent and that they result from meaningful participation of women in policy development and program implementation.

2. Advocate for the elimination of gender and racial disparity in hiring practices, salaries, training programs, research opportunities and career advancement.

3. Focus efforts on increasing the numbers of, and mentoring to, women of African descent entering medical school and postgraduate training.

4. Participate in research activities on topics that concern, or disproportionately affect women physicians of African descent.

5. Establish links with other organizations dedicated to the advancement of professional women.

6. Provide support for women in leadership positions within the National Medical Association and continue to honor women of African descent who have excelled in the areas of medicine, community service, humanitarian works and service to the NMA.

III.  Scholarship Award Information
The CCWP recognizes women of African descent for their service, research, and leadership in medicine in an annual award ceremony. The student scholarship award provides undergraduate pre-medical students an Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC) Medical College Admission Test (MCAT) preparatory course. Strong consideration is given to students who attend(ed) an Historically Black College and University (HBCU). The applicant must:
1. Identify as a woman of African descent.

2. Be a college junior or college senior (or recent graduate currently doing research or enrolled in post-graduate level program).

3. Plan to take the MCAT within one year from receiving the scholarship.

4. Submit an application packet (see next section)

IV. Submission Instructions:
1. Complete the Demographics Section below.

2. Answer questions on Application Form (each question should be answered in 250 words or less).

3. Upload a current resume (Resume should include any of your community service experiences, leadership involvement and research participation).

Deadline for Submission: Wednesday, June 30, 2021 (11:59PM EST)

Please direct all questions about the application process to Dr. Priscilla Mpasi at

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* 1. Name:

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* 2. Sex/Gender Identity:

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* 3. Race/Ethnicity:

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* 4. Phone and Email:

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* 5. Academic Institution(s):

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* 6. Major or Area of Study:

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* 7. Graduation Year:

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* 8. What is your interest in healthcare and why do you desire to pursue a career in medicine?

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* 9. Outline your current academic status and your timeline to apply to medical school.

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* 10. Discuss your community service involvement during college.

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* 11. How can/will you utilize this financial assistance? How will this scholarship assist your goals?

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* 12. Please upload your resume

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