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Ross Memorial Hospital Medical Student Bursary

Policy:
A medical student bursary is provided to qualifying candidates with the hope that the candidate will choose to practice medicine in the City of Kawartha Lakes and apply for active privileges at Ross Memorial Hospital.

A bursary of up to $2,000 per academic year will be provided to each qualifying candidate up to a maximum of $10,000 per fiscal year.  Candidates may receive a bursary for a maximum of three academic years.

Qualifying candidates must fulfil all three of the following requirements:

Candidates must be prepared to commit to participate in a clinical elective at Ross Memorial Hospital within their academic training.  The Hospital will maintain contact with bursary recipients during their residency program to explore opportunities for these clinical placements.

Bursaries will not be based on financial need or academic merit.

The bursary was originally created through donations received in honour of Dr. R. J. Watson’s contribution to the Ross Memorial Hospital upon his retirement.  The bursary continues to support qualifying medical students through the support of the Konyer/Curtin Medical Student Bursary Endowment and the Ross Memorial Hospital Foundation.

The availability of this bursary will be communicated to Canadian Universities, Professional Associations, City of Kawartha Lakes high schools and to potential qualifying candidates.  The Hospitals web site will provide information about the bursary.

Procedure:
Applications will be received between June 1st and September 1st for each academic year. Retroactive applications for previous academic years will not be considered.

Applicants must provide:
- Name and address

- Resume

- Evidence of City of Kawartha Lakes residency

- Evidence of enrollment in a qualifying faculty of medicine

Payment will be made to the qualifying candidate by October 31st of the year of application. The Resources Committee of the Board of Governors of Ross Memorial Hospital will award the bursaries based on the applications of qualifying candidates and the availability of resources.