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SHM's Hospital Medicine Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Scholarship Fund

Made possible by Keystone Sponsor, Vituity.


In the support of the Society of Hospital Medicine’s (SHM's) mission and commitment to enhancing diversity in the hospitalist workforce and eliminating health disparities for hospitalized patients across the country, we proudly announce SHM's Hospital Medicine Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Scholarship Fund made possible by its Keystone Sponsor, Vituity.


Hospital Medicine Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Scholarships for Students

SHM will provide $25,000 scholarships to third-year medical students underrepresented in medicine who have demonstrated an interest in pursuing a career in hospital medicine and articulated a commitment to practicing in an underserved community.

SHM’s objective in developing this scholarship fund is to support the growth of a more diverse hospital medicine workforce by identifying medical students who have been traditionally underrepresented in the field. Additionally, we seek a student who has also demonstrated a commitment to health equity and improving care for underserved communities. We recognize that there is a critical opportunity to support the growth of a pipeline of physicians who will willingly support underserved communities given the projection of a significant need for physicians in minority communities. We also recognize that supporting these objectives can contribute to a reduction of disparities and improve outcomes for hospitalized patients in many communities across the country.



Criteria for Participation

Students may self-nominate and apply, or a medical school may nominate one student per year for this award.

Student or the medical school may submit a nomination packet:

  1. Applicant must be a third-year student underrepresented in medicine who demonstrates academic excellence and is in good academic standing in their program of study
  2. A curriculum vitae (CV) for the nominee, which includes awards, scholarships, and scholastic achievements
  3. A personal statement by the nominee articulating their leadership efforts and/or engagement efforts in projects or initiatives addressing health disparities and/or the healthcare of racial and ethnic minorities, specific accomplishments or achievements while in medical school and a summary of the applicant’s plan to pursue a career in hospital medicine and in an underserved community of color (The personal statement should not exceed three double-spaced pages)
  4. One letter of recommendation from a faculty member

Scholarship awards are contingent upon available funding.


Applications are Currently Closed

Applications for the 2024 Hospital Medicine Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Scholarship will open in Fall 2023.

For questions regarding the scholarship fund, please contact Jenna Goldstein, Chief of Strategic Partnerships.