Medical Scholars Program

Whether stopping worldwide outbreaks or uncovering that rare condition that eluded the primary care team, ID specialists save lives. Thanks to advances in the field, these proverbial “medical detectives” have also help to make it safe for us to have routine surgery, receive chemotherapy treatment, survive organ transplants and much more.

With the rate of infectious diseases outpacing the number of new ID physicians entering the field, the IDSA Foundation is taking a forward-thinking approach to building a pipeline of tomorrow’s ID leaders.

That’s why we developed the Medical Scholars Program. Through our highly rated program, we provide first, second or third-year medical students with access to an ID research experience designed to spark intellectual curiosity and inspire the pursuit of a career in the field of infectious diseases.

Selected scholars are sponsored by an IDSA Member or Fellow to advance ongoing research, initiate new studies, or explore other concepts within the field of infectious diseases outside of their primary institution. Eligible categories include: Clinical Infectious Diseases, Clinical Research, Epidemiology, International Health, Laboratory Research, Medical Education and/or Prevention.

Selected awardees receive a $2,000 grant and a FREE one-year membership to IDSA.

How to Become a Medical Scholar

First, second or third year medical students are eligible to apply. The application system for the 2019 scholarships will be open between January and March 2019.

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Whether stopping worldwide outbreaks or uncovering that rare condition that eluded the primary care team, ID specialists save lives.

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Whether stopping worldwide outbreaks or uncovering that rare condition that eluded the primary care team, ID specialists save lives.