Scholarship funding is critically important to provide deserving medical students with the necessary financial assistance to enable their medical education.
Our medical school student population consists of some of the highest percentages of economically disadvantaged students in the nation. Upon graduation, the average financial debt of our students who receive financial aid is approximately $218,000. With your support, we can continue to educate the most diverse and deserving medical students and make significant strides in easing their financial burden.
Programs and initiatives
Your donation can help support our various programs and initiatives that help foster professional development, wellness, diversity, and enhance our medical education curriculum.
We also have programs and initiatives designed to provide access to health services to our underserved communities while training our students on the social determinants of health.
Kelsea Grant, Class of 2022, was drawn to medicine due to a desire to work with underserved populations. So, when it came to choosing a medical school, she wanted a program that focused on the needs of these populations.
“That’s what the Herbert Wertheim College of Medicine is doing—and in an innovative way.” Throughout medical school, Kelsea volunteered to provide free community health screenings and worked with the Green Family Foundation NeighborhoodHELP to organize a health fair in Little Haiti.
Kelsea’s medical education was supported by the Association of Haitian Physicians Scholarship and the Carmel J. Barrau, MD, Scholarship.
A South Florida native of Jamaican descent, Kelsea plans on specializing in OB/GYN. “There’s so much need and space to advocate for women facing health disparities, specifically black women.”