Dr. James McCune Smith Medical Student Award
Established in 2019, this award is given in honor of Dr. James McCune Smith, who was the first African American to receive a medical degree. The award provides $5,000 to one African American, Afro-Latino, or Native American student enrolled in an accredited medical school in Connecticut, New Jersey, or New York who exemplifies the qualities of Dr. McCune in his or her commitment to academic excellence, leadership, service, and research. As part of their application, students must comment on their current health disparities research. The selected scholar will be required to give a 10-minute presentation on his or her research on health disparities at the Dr. James McCune Smith Scholarship Lecture and Awards Reception in Spring 2021. View the 2020 scholar’s presentation on health disparities research.
Application for 2021 is now closed and will not reopen until 2022.