Alumni Student Emergency Fund
In 2011 the Student Programs Committee of the School of Medicine Alumni Board recommended the establishment of an emergency fund based on input from student and resident members of the Alumni Association board.
An emergency fund to assist medical students in special circumstances was considered a valuable service to assist students who face situations that make continuing medical school impossible. Since the funds inception Fourth Year Medical Students are encouraged to donate the dollar value of their graduating year e.g. 2014 = $20.14 between Match Day and Graduation. The Class of 2013 increased participation levels to 59% from a 29% participation level in 2012.
Examples of appropriate uses of the fund include;
- serious illness of a medical student or family member
- travel to assist with family emergencies such as a death in the family, or care of an acutely ill child.
How to Apply
The Student Programs Committee will have discretion regarding what constitutes an emergency need. Awards will be given in amounts up to $1,000.To be considered for help from the School of Medicine Alumni Association complete the application.
Support the Student Emergency Fund
Anyone can donate to the fund. Mail your contribution to the specifying that you would like your gift to directly apply to the University of Utah School of Medicine, Student Emergency Fund.
SOM Alumni Association
540 Arapeen Drive, Suite 125
Salt Lake City, UT 84108 or MAKE A GIFT ONLINE.
If you would like to learn more about the Alumni Student Emergency Fund please send an email to email@example.com or call (801) 581-8591.