Mildred Reardon Student Scholarship


T
he Vermont Medical Society’s Education and Research Foundation (VMSERF) is now accepting applications for the Mildred Reardon scholarship, which awards $10,000 to a University of Vermont Larner College of Medicine current third year student committed to practicing medicine in Vermont.

The VMSERF offers this scholarship on an annual basis to a third year University of Vermont Larner College of Medicine student. The scholarship is made to a student interested in any specialty, with a preference for specialties in high need in Vermont. The scholarship is tuition-linked and is paid directly to the College of Medicine towards tuition. The Committee does consider financial need in selecting a candidate.

This year the award will be given on November 5, 2021, at the Vermont Medical Society’s annual meeting held at the Topnotch Resort in Stowe, VT. The plan is to host a hybrid meeting so the scholarship winner can attend virtually or in-person to accept the award.

If you are selected as the recipient of the VMSERF scholarship, you will be committing to practicing medicine in Vermont on completion of your residency/fellowship training. It is our hope and intention to recruit medical students to practice medicine in Vermont, especially its less served areas, to ensure Vermonters in all parts of the state continue to have access to excellent medical care. Although there is no penalty if you do not practice in Vermont, fulfilling your commitment is vital to the success of the Vermont Medical Society Education and Research Foundation and our vision of realizing an adequate physician network in Vermont.

To apply, please submit to Colleen Magne, Business Manager of the Vermont Medical Society: (1) a CV/resume, (2) a cover letter describing your commitment to practice medicine in Vermont and to care for Vermonters, (3) the signed commitment form, and (4) a copy of your current student loan obligations/educational debt. The Scholarship Selection committee requests that your letter reflect your main specialty interests at this point in time and any geographic preference in Vermont that you may have at this time, understanding that these may change. Please email submissions to: cmagne@vtmd.org. Your materials must be received by August 15, 2021 for consideration. After you apply, finalists will be contacted to schedule a 15-20 minute remote interview with the Selection Committee. Any student in the Class of 2023 may apply regardless of state of residence or of being a recipient of other scholarships. You should not apply if you have a military obligation, if you are a NHSC scholar, if you are enrolled as MD/PhD, or if you are not accumulating educational debt.

If you have questions, please contact Colleen Magne, Business Manager, Vermont Medical Society, 1-802-223-7898 or cmagne@vtmd.org

The VMSERF is a non-profit charitable organization started by the VMS to support educational and research activities in the field of health. VMSERF has been funded by generous contributions from University of Vermont Medical Center, members of the Vermont Medical Society, the Chittenden County Medical Society and the settlement of a class action lawsuit.