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Student Interest Group in Neurology (SIGN)

Scholarship Opportunities

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American Academy of Neurology
See the following website for additional information about the individual scholarships/awards listed below: http://www.aan.com/go/education/awards.

Medical Student Prize for Excellence

The UES sponsors The AAN Medical Student Prize for Excellence in Neurology to recognize graduating medical students for excellence in clinical neurology. This prize, in the amount of $200, is awarded, based on nominations by programs, to one graduating medical student from each medical school. The check and a certificate will be sent to you to present to the student on behalf of the AAN during your institution's graduation/awards ceremony.

Medical Student Summer Research Scholarship
Sponsored by the AAN's Undergraduate Education Subcommittee and an Educational Grant by Teva Neuroscience, the Medical Student Summer Research Scholarship program offers members of the AAN's Student Interest Group in Neurology (SIGN) program a summer stipend of $3,000 to conduct a project in either an institutional, clinical or laboratory setting where there are ongoing programs of research, service or training, or a private practice. Only applicants from schools with established SIGN chapters are eligible to apply. The AAN will award up to 20 scholarships to first- or second-year medical students who have a supporting preceptor and a project with clearly defined goals. The project is to be conducted through a U.S. or Canadian institution of the student's choice and jointly designed by the student and sponsoring institution. More than one student from an institution may apply, but only one student will be selected from an institution. The scholarship program was established to stimulate individuals to pursue careers in neurology in either research or practice settings.

Medical Student Essay Award – Extended Neuroscience Award
This program seeks to stimulate interest in the field of neurology as an exciting and challenging profession by offering a highly competitive award for the best essay in neuroscience.

Medical Student Essay Award – G. Milton Shy Award
This program seeks to stimulate interest in the field of neurology as an exciting and challenging profession by offering a highly competitive award for the best essay in clinical neurology.

Medical Student Essay Award – Roland P. Mackay Award
This program seeks to stimulate interest in the field of neurology as an exciting and challenging profession by offering a highly competitive award for the best essay in historical aspects.

Medical Student Essay Award - Saul R. Korey Award
This program seeks to stimulate interest in the field of neurology as an exciting and challenging profession by offering a highly competitive award for the best essay in experimental neurology.

Minority Scholars Program
The Minority Scholars Program was established in 1993 to promote diversity in the field of neurology. The program provides medical students the opportunity to learn more about careers in neurology and neuroscience.

Association of University Professors of Neurology
The Combining Clinical and Research Careers in Neuroscience Symposium will be held June 22-23, 2012 in Washington, DC. The course is sponsored by the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS), together with the Association of University Professors of Neurology (AUPN) and the American Neurological Association (ANA).

Students with at least one full year of neuroscience research training during medical school are encouraged to apply. Many, but not all, of these will be MD/PhD students. We wish to target students who have neuroscience research training and have completed some clinical training i.e., future clinician-scientists, to apply to attend this meeting. This group will be thinking seriously about residency. An outstanding group of academic neurologists will discuss strategies for combining research and clinical activities from personal perspectives. Representatives from NINDS will present the many options that exist for continued research training, career development, research support, and repayment of academic debt. Most importantly, the students have ample time to interact with the faculty in small group discussions that supplement the formal presentations.  Students are provided hotel and travel.

The goals of the symposium are to:

  1. encourage medical students with neuroscience research training to pursue clinical training (with special emphasis on neurology) and choose clinician-scientist careers;
  2. describe and discuss strategies for successfully melding clinical and research careers;
  3. discuss the satisfaction and power of a combined clinical and research career;
  4. describe and discuss sources of and strategies for obtaining training and research support; and
  5. provide an opportunity for students to meet academicians who have successfully combined clinical and research careers in neuroscience.
 
 
 

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