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2020-21 call for applications

The Primary Care Physician Award supports a graduating senior at the UC Santa Cruz who will be entering an accredited medical school soon after successfully completing their bachelor’s degree. Sutter Health, Palo Alto Medical Foundation of Santa Cruz established the award to further the mission of the Central California Alliance for Health (CCAH) to provide quality primary care to Medi-Cal recipients in the service area of the CCAH.

Amount & use
Award amount: $10,000

How the award may be used: The funds are intended to meet the student’s costs for attending medical school.

Eligibility & Requirements
The award is intended for a graduating senior at the University of California, Santa Cruz who will be entering an accredited medical school soon after successfully completing their bachelor’s degree at UC Santa Cruz.

  • Students whose medical training will result in a Medical Doctor (M.D.) or Doctor of Osteopathy (D.O.) degree, who have an interest in primary care (i.e., family, internal, pediatric or gynecological/obstetrical medicine), and who are considering returning to the Central Coast of California to practice are eligible. Selection is merit-based.
  • The award will be distributed directly to the recipient in one payment of $10,000 in either the first or second year of their medical school training, as requested by the student, following verification of enrollment.
  • There is no implied obligation or requirement that the award recipient shall eventually be on staff at any hospital in the service area, but the recipient is expected to serve Medi-Cal patients once they begin practicing as a physician.
Deadlines
All materials are due by Friday, May 22, 2020.
Selection criteria
Selection criteria: Selection is merit-based.

How to apply

To apply, please read and complete the below application. Incomplete or ineligible applications will not be considered. If you have questions, please contact the dean’s office at awards.science@ucsc.edu.

Application form