Women in Medicine (WIM) will present four, $5,000 LGBTQ Leadership Scholarships for female medical students. WIM is an organization started in 1984 as a medical education retreat for lesbian and other sexual minority female physicians, medical students, their partners and their children. It is one of the longest standing LGBTQ medical organizations in the United States.
The application is on the WIM website (www.womeninmedicine.org), and is due February 1, 2017. Applicants should be in good academic standing, and have contributed/demonstrated leadership for the LGBTQ community.
The scholarships will be presented at the WIM annual meeting, which will be held in Burlington, Vermont, May 31 to June 4, 2017, with the expectation that the medical student must attend the conference and be present to receive their awards. At the annual conference medical students have a mentoring program: they are linked to an attending in their area of academic interest who meets with them 2 to 3 times during the meeting and keeps in touch after the meeting. About 15-20 medical students attend this meeting annually from medical school across the US and Canada, often forming an important network that goes beyond the annual meeting in supporting each other, as they are often isolated as the only LGBTQ medical student in their class/school.