PHC medical student grant application cycle now open

October 23, 2023

Medical students, do you have an idea for a project that benefits your community but need funding? Physicians for a Healthy California (PHC)—the philanthropic arm of the California Medical Association—offers grant money to support medical student projects that enhance the health and well-being of California’s communities. The current application cycle ends January 5, 2023, at 5 p.m.

The grants are a part of PHC’s MedStudentsServe program, which funds medical students or student organizations to support educational, advocacy, community service and outreach programs. Funded through endowment and restricted funds and administered by PHC, the program aims to develop the next generation of California’s physician leaders.

Eligible applicants include California-based medical student clubs, student organizations and group projects based at an allopathic or osteopathic medical school. Applicants do not need to be a 501(c)(3) organization.

Awardees will receive up to $2,500 to support their project with 50% of the funds awarded upon signing the awardee agreement and the remaining 50% upon completion of the project and approval of the mandatory final report, which serves as a summary of the project and its impact. Priority will be given to projects for which funding is not traditionally provided by medical schools or local community sponsors. Sample projects support family health fairs, student-run community health screenings, educational programs for youth, public health outreach initiatives, mentoring programs, safety fairs and more.

For more information or to apply, please visit phcdocs.org/MedStudentsServe.


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