This funding program is intended to attract medical students from diverse backgrounds to the medical profession of IR by providing scholarships to fund visiting clerkships/rotations in interventional radiology. Students who are seeking to be the first generation of physicians in their families and identify as being from racial or ethnic groups that are underrepresented in the medical field, female, or LGBTQ are eligible to apply for these scholarships, as are students who come from socioeconomically disadvantaged backgrounds.
How to apply
There are three cycles for this program:
- Cycle 1: For clerkships beginning in April through July, the application is due no later than 11:59 p.m. ET on Dec. 1**
- Cycle 2: For clerkships beginning in August through November, the application is due no later than 11:59 p.m. ET on April 1**
- Cycle 3: For clerkships beginning December through March, the application is due no later than 11:59 p.m. ET on Aug. 1**
**The deadline remains on that date, whether or not the date falls on a weekend and/or holiday. Applications that are incomplete or do not comply with the guidelines, will be withdrawn from consideration.
Please read the GEMS Program guidelines for more information about eligibility and application requirements.
Click here to begin your application!
Looking for an IR clerkship opportunity? Search "interventional radiology" on the AAMC website.
The GEMS program was created and launched thanks to a generous endowment from Alan H. Matsumoto, MD, FSIR, and his family. It is also supported in part by funding from our corporate partners, Boston Scientific, Cook, Gore, Penumbra and Siemens Healthineers. SIR Foundation is grateful for their support of GEMS and for many of our other essential programs.