Scholarships, Grants, & Awards

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Winning medical school scholarships and awards can provide a major boost to your residency application, and set you apart from your peers. According to the 2018 NRMP Program Director Survey:

 

  • 49 % of Ob/Gyn residency programs cited awards or special honors in clinical clerkships as a factor used to make interview decisions.

  • 16% of Ob/Gyn residency programs cited awards or special honors in basic sciences as a factor used to make interview decisions.

 

In another survey of Ob/Gyn residency programs, medical school awards were ranked higher in the residency selection process than preclinical grades and published research. 

 

Awards can be placed in the application, MSPE (Dean's Letter), letters of recommendation, and CV. We have found that interviewers often ask about awards during residency interviews.

In our book, Medical Scholarships, Grants & Awards: Insider Advice On How To Win Scholarships, we offer you a detailed strategy to maximize your chances of winning.

The book includes a chapter on awards and scholarships available in Ob/Gyn with profiles of past student winners.

Resources to Help you Win Scholarships, Awards and Grants

  1. What I learned from Medical School Scholarships and Award Recipients  Read more >>

  2. Don't shy away from Seeking Medical School Scholarships: Tips to Finding and Earning Awards  Read more >>

  3. Medical School Scholarships, Grants, & Awards: Insider Advice on How to Win  Read more >>

  4. CREOG/APGO Student/Resident Award for Excellence in Educational Research  Read more >>

  5. American Congress of Obstetricians and Gynecologists John Gibbons Medical Student Awards  Read more >>

  6. 10 Awards Available to International Medical Students/Graduates  Read more >>

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