In an effort to increase the number of practicing physicians in the State of Georgia and increase Medical Student involvement in organized medicine, the Medical Association of Atlanta Board of Directors created four $5000 scholarships, two to be awarded to senior medical students at Emory University School of Medicine and two to be awarded to senior medical students at Morehouse School of Medicine.
To qualify for one of these scholarships a senior medical student must have matched and committed to a residency program located in Georgia. Preference will be given to those students who have joined the Medical Association of Atlanta and attended MAA events.
The MAA board of directors feels it is important for medical students to participate in organized medicine and to that end charges no dues to medical students who are members. The board of directors has committed to provide these scholarships for five years and then will reassess their effectiveness.
As a result of working with Emory and Morehouse leadership to establish these scholarships, MAA has a better relationship with both of these Medical Schools as we all work toward the goals of providing excellent care to all the citizens of Georgia and developing physicians who are leaders in medicine and their communities.