While applicants have the opportunity to apply for one or both need-based scholarships with a single application, award recipients may receive a maximum of one HEAL scholarship per year.
Candidates will be supported for participation who are members of underrepresented groups in medicine as defined by the Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC): Underrepresented in medicine means those racial and ethnic populations that are underrepresented in the medical profession relative to their numbers in the general population.
Eligibility: Individuals eligible to apply will be a) a physician, professional, or practitioner who is eligible to become a certified diplomate (Become Certified - ABLM & ACLM ), who b) self-identifies as a member of a racial or ethnic group historically underrepresented in medicine—Black or African American, Hispanic or Latinx, American Indian or Alaska Native, or Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander.
Preferred experience: Eligible applicants will be evaluated through the scholarship program's funding priorities. We seek to recruit providers who demonstrate a strong commitment to an evidence-based lifestyle medicine-first approach to their practice. The spirit of the scholarship program is to address inequities in health care, which we understand as important contributors to health disparities. Accordingly, the Program also prioritizes bringing the benefits of LM-trained and certified clinicians to patient populations most burdened by health disparities. While location/population-specific practice does not determine eligibility, particular attention will be paid by the Selection Committee to candidates who demonstrate commitment to health equity.
Funding will be allocated according to financial need and the strength of applicant statements about the ways in which scholarship support will help them in their lifestyle medicine-related missions. In their Personal Statements, applicants should detail how scholarship support will help them as individual clinicians, and any and all ways they plan to amplify their LM training through patient-centered, value based, outcome driven care.
*Please note, ACLM does not reimburse for prior certification exam fees, course enrollment fees, or any associated expenses.
March 17, 2021
April 30, 2021
Recipients of the 2021 ABLM/ACLM Board Certification Exam and Preparation scholarship must test in the same year it is awarded. Scholarships provided for certification in 2021 must be utilized in 2021.