Humility of Mary Health Partners Announces $1 Million in Medical Student Scholarships

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HMHP is creating a scholarship that will fund two years of medical school for up to five eligible medical students, $50,000 per student for each of the last two years of medical school.

Bob Shroder, President, CEO, Humility of Mary Health Partners

Bob Shroder, President, CEO, Humility of Mary Health Partners

By funding these scholarships, HMHP is contributing to the medical education of students and bringing them back to the area to care for the community.

Humility of Mary Health Partners (HMHP), which operates three acute care hospitals in the Mahoning Valley along with HM Home Health, HM Laboratory Services and a number of outpatient centers, has announced it is funding $1 million in scholarships for area medical students.

HMHP is creating a scholarship that will fund two years of medical school for up to five eligible medical students, $50,000 per student for each of the last two years of medical school. Students would then enter residency according to the medical education "match" system, after which they would return and establish medical practices in the Mahoning Valley, joining the staff of a HMHP facility. After 5 years of medical staff membership, the amount of the scholarship would be forgiven.

"This initiative will help ensure a supply of talented medical professionals in the Valley for the future,” says Robert Shroder, CEO of Humility of Mary Health Partners. "The Mahoning Valley has experienced shortages of physicians for decades; many current area physicians are originally from the area. By funding these scholarships, HMHP is contributing to the medical education of students and bringing them back to the area to care for the community."

How it works:
HMHP hospitals, St. Elizabeth Health Center and St. Joseph Health Center, have medical residency programs and are affiliated with NEOMED, LECOM, and OUHCOM for the training of medical students. The scholarship is open to medical students who graduated from a high school in Mahoning, Trumbull, and Columbiana Counties in Ohio and Lawrence and Mercer Counties in Western Pennsylvania. Students must be in the last two years of medical school at NEOMED, LECOM, or OUHCOM. Scholarship recipients will be selected based on objective criteria.

Interested medical students should submit a letter of interest that highlights:

  •     Why the applicant would like to practice in the Mahoning Valley
  •     Their commitment to provide care consistent with the mission of HMHP
  •     A description of academic accomplishments

Applicants should also submit an undergraduate and graduate transcript, three letters of recommendation, curriculum vitae or resume, a dean’s letter, and evidence of graduation from a high school in the region. All materials should be sent to:

David Gemmel, PhD.
Department of Medical Education
St. Elizabeth Health Center
1044 Belmont Avenue
Youngstown, OH 44501

About Humility of Mary Health Partners:
Humility of Mary Health Partners is an integrated health system located in the Youngstown/Warren area. HMHP provides a full spectrum of health care services, including inpatient, outpatient, emergency, urgent care, home care, residential and long-term care, as well as hospice care. Members are St. Elizabeth Health Center, St. Joseph Health Center, St. Elizabeth Boardman Health Center, Humility of Mary Home Health Services, The Assumption Village, Humility House, Hospice of the Valley and Laurel Lake. St. Elizabeth and St. Joseph health centers, St. Elizabeth emergency and diagnostic centers in Boardman and Austintown, and the St. Joseph Outpatient Surgery Center in Howland have achieved magnet recognition status, the gold standard of patient care. Learn more about HMHP online at http://www.HMpartners.org.

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