Each year, Emergency Medicine Residents’ Appreciation Day champions the commitment and determination of these physicians as they provide vital service during their training. We bolster this recognition with our Annual ApolloMD Emergency Medicine Scholarship for Residents, opening up applications today and running through June 15. Now in its 5th year, the scholarship program supports promising students ready to pursue this specialty and bring their enthusiasm into the ED. The 2022 recipient will be announced in August.
“We are constantly inspired by the passion exhibited in our young physician colleagues,” praises Yogin Patel, MD, President of ApolloMD. “The challenge of pursuing a career in clinical practice, especially emergency medicine, can be physically and mentally exhausting and stressful. The work these physicians do is incredible. We hope to use this scholarship program to support them any way we can.”
Requirements for the ApolloMD Emergency Medicine Residency Scholarship
In order to qualify, applicants must be pursuing a career in Emergency Medicine and be in good standing with a U.S. allopathic or osteopathic medical school; they are required to be participants of the National Resident Matching Program (NRMP) or currently training in an Emergency Medicine Residency Program. Competitive candidates should include on their application and in their essay a strong representation of scholarly achievements, philanthropic commitments, and involvement with accredited medical societies.
As we encourage new applicants for this year’s program, we reintroduce the former winners of our emergency medicine residency scholarship:
2021 | Dr. Travis Eurick
Dr. Travis Eurick earned both his bachelor’s and medical degree from University of Southern California, and is currently a in EM residency at Kaiser Permanente in San Diego, California.
“As a first-generation college graduate, it still feels surreal that I get to live out my dream of being a physician,” Dr. Eurick effuses. “For students like me, generous gifts like the ApolloMD scholarship quite literally make it possible for us to achieve that which would otherwise be financially intangible. Thank you to ApolloMD for investing in the next generation of physicians, and for helping me bring medical care to whoever needs it, whenever they need it.”
2020 | Dr. Bassam Zahid
Dr. Bassam Zahid received his bachelor’s degree from Boston College in Massachusetts and his medical degree from Meharry Medical College in Nashville, Tennessee. He completed his EM residency with the Stony Brook University Department of Emergency Medicine in Stony Brook, New York.
“Thank you, ApolloMD, for your generosity, said Dr. Zahid. “It not only inspires me to continue striving toward excellence as an emergency medicine physician, but also challenges me to work harder and dream even bigger as I step forward into building my career.”
2019 | Dr. Jana Florian
Dr. Jana Florian received her bachelor’s degree from the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor. She received her medical degree from Boston University School of Medicine in Massachusetts.
“As a new emergency medicine physician, this award is a wonderful privilege to support me as I enter a chapter in my training full of big changes, growth and learning,” Dr. Florian confirms. “Thank you for recognizing and cheering on the next generation of emergency medicine trainees. The magic of this specialty is that it is a team effort. I am very grateful for the people on the front lines and behind the scenes who see us and show up with us every day.”
2018 | Dr. Loren Touma
Dr. Loren Touma received her bachelor’s degree from the University of Central Florida in Orlando. She received her medical degree from William Carey University College of Osteopathic Medicine in Hattiesburg, Mississippi.
“I feel honored and humbled to be selected for the first ApolloMD Emergency Medicine Residency Scholarship,” reveals Dr. Touma. “In the future, my goal is to work in a leadership role as an advocate on behalf of the medical profession at both the grassroots and national level. As a hopeful emergency medicine resident, I look forward to incorporating my leadership skills and experience with the practice of medicine to support my peers and prospective patients.”