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Application to the 2021-2022 Mick Godkin Scholarship

Background

The Mick Godkin Scholarship will be awarded to selected final year University of Massachusetts Medical School (UMMS) medical students to recognize commitment and achievements in global health.  For this scholarship, commitment to global health may include demonstrated learning, leadership, research and/or service related to underserved populations in two major categories: those currently living outside of the U.S., or those that are living inside the U.S. with recent international origins, such as immigrant or refugee populations.

These scholarships of up to $1000 each are made available thanks to the Mick Godkin Scholarship Fund, which was established in 2013 to honor the foundational work in global health by Dr. Mick Godkin, who is a retired faculty from the UMMS Department of Family Medicine & Community Health.

Application criteria

Students may apply for this scholarship if they meet both of the following two criteria:

  • Applicants are in their final year of medical school at UMMS and incurred related expenses through their med school career
  • Applicants have NOT received a Mick Godkin Scholarship previously

All UMMS medical students, both students who are in the UMMS Global Health Pathway (GHP), and students who are not in the GHP, are welcome to apply.

International travel during the 2021-2022 academic year is NOT a requirement for applicants, since: (a) the 2021 scholarships recognize long-term commitment to global health, and applicants may have contributed to global health efforts without doing international travel during the 2021-2022 academic year, and (b) the scholarships recognize commitment to global health, where “global health” may include a focus on populations living inside the U.S. with recent international origins, such as immigrant or refugee populations.  However, students must have incurred related expenses during medical school. Related expenses can include local, regional or international travel, expenses related to the preparation of posters or other materials; travel to present information regarding global health, etc.

Selection process

Applications will be reviewed by representatives from the UMMS Office of Undergraduate Medical Education, the International Medical Education Program, and the Department of Family Medicine & Community Health.

Awardees will be selected based on the following criteria:

  • Demonstration of long-term commitment to global health
  • Achievement, leadership, research and/or service related to global health
  • Participation in activities that contribute to UMMS programming and/or benefit future student experiences
  • Participation in leadership roles related to global health training, education, research and/or service
  • Applicant’s financial need

Instructions for applicants

  • Due date: Applications for the Mick Godkin Scholarship must be submitted by 11:59 pm on Friday, March 11, 2022.  Applicants should submit their completed application as a Word document sent via email to the UMMS International Medical Education Program (IMEP) at: IMEP-GHP@umassmed.edu.
  • Applicants will be notified of decisions by April 1, 2022
  • Questions regarding the Mick Godkin Scholarship can be sent by email to the IMEP (at IMEP-GHP@umassmed.edu).

Information to be completed by Mick Godkin Scholarship applicant

Where did you travel during 2020-2021 or 2021-2022 and who is your UMMS faculty mentor?

Question 1 | Global health activities & achievements during medical school

Provide a brief description of your project and objectives during your trip. (500 word limit)

Question 2 | Global health experiences prior to entering UMMS as a medical school

If applicable, describe any global health learning, leadership, research and/or service that occurred prior to entering UMMS as a medical student (300 word limit.  This question can be left unanswered if there is no relevant information that the applicant wishes to describe)

Do you have any expected or completed deliverables from your project (i.e. poster presentation, publication, etc)?

Question 3 | Plans after medical school

If applicable, please include both residency training plans, and any global health activities that are expected during the five years after graduating from medical school (200 word limit)

Provide an approximate budget or bulleted list of incurred expenses during your trip.

Question 4 | Expenses incurred during medical school related to global health. Please indicate dates of travel.

Please describe the expenses you incurred during medical school related to global health (50 word limit).

Please list the estimated dollar amount for each expense and include a total amount.