The AASM Foundation has partnered with the American Medical Association (AMA) Foundation to fund a scholarship that is being administered by the AMA Foundation’s Physicians of Tomorrow program. For the 2023 year, four $10,000 scholarships will be provided to medical students who are interested in pursuing a career in sleep medicine, maintains academic excellence and demonstrates a financial need.
For medical students interested in sleep medicine and looking to learn more about the AMA Foundation’s Physicians of Tomorrow scholarship, funded by the AASM Foundation, visit: https://amafoundation.org/programs/scholarships/
University of Arizona College of Medicine
Andrew Tubbs is an MD/PhD student at the University of Arizona College of Medicine – Tucson. He studies how disrupted sleep and circadian rhythms increase risk for suicide and what interventions can reduce risk. Tubbs plans to complete residency training in psychiatry with subsequent fellowships in child/adolescent psychiatry and sleep medicine. He aspires to leverage sleep and circadian interventions to help patients get on the path to recovery.
“I am incredibly blessed to be selected for this award, and your contribution encourages me to continue my path toward academic medicine. Your financial support helps me to provide for my wife and son, who in turn keep me motivated every day to continue this work. I am humbled to know that there are donors like you who, sight unseen, will take a stake in my career, and this motivates me to provide the best care I can as a physician of tomorrow.”
University of Cincinnati College of Medicine
Dorothy Chan is a medical student at the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine. She has broad interests including neuroscience and sleep medicine. Chan plans to pursue these areas through a career in emergency medicine, and she hopes to increase access to wellness and preventative health opportunities through education.
“Thank you for your support and belief in me. Donors like you make it possible for me to become a physician who can care for the less fortunate. With your generous support, I am able to decrease the financial burden of loans and focus on my education. Thank you for helping me toward my goal of providing compassionate and equitable care. I hope to support future students in the same way you that you have invested in me.”
California Northstate University College of Medicine
Elaine Cheung is a medical student at California Northstate University College of Medicine. Her interest in medicine with a public health focus started during her undergraduate career, where she majored in neuroscience and was able to conduct research on sleep-wake cycles among gambling disorder patients in residential treatment programs. In medical school, she has continued her research interests to inform clinical medicine and improve community health. Cheung plans to apply for an internal medicine residency position and aims to expand knowledge on sleep hygiene for diverse patient populations.
“I am truly grateful, blessed and honored to be selected as a recipient of this scholarship. Thank you very much for your generosity and supporting my medical school education. I will be a first-generation physician, and I am sincerely appreciative for the community of scholarship donors who have invested in my education. You make a difference. Reflecting on this season, I am reminded that we can continue to inspire and lead others to a positive future despite setbacks and obstacles.”
University of Central Florida College of Medicine
Jihoon Lim is a fourth-year medical student at the University of Central Florida College of Medicine. He received his bachelor’s degree in biology from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in 2018. Prior to medical school, Lim worked as a research assistant at the Initiative for RNA Medicine at Harvard Medical School, where he gained a passion for translational research and novel cancer diagnostic methods. His interests led him to appreciate radiology and its vast implications in patient care. He is excited to apply for a residency spot in a diagnostic radiology program.
“I am immensely grateful for your generous contribution to the AMA Foundation. Your support has not only alleviated my financial burden but also empowered me to further pursue my dream of becoming a physician. This scholarship enables me to focus on my studies and clinical experiences, knowing that I have the backing of donors like you who recognize the value of investing in future health care professionals. Thank you for making a lasting impact on my journey and reaffirming my commitment to making a positive difference in the field of medicine.