The Health Council of South Florida (HCSF) established an Annual Scholarship Award in 2009 to address the healthcare professional shortage in our community.  This year, we have turned our focus again on awarding a student who has demonstrated interest in practicing primary care medicine in the areas of M.D., D.O., A.R.N.P., and P.A., as defined by the American Academy of Family Practitioners (AAFM). According to AAFM, a primary care practitioner is a generalist who provides definitive care to the undifferentiated patient at the point of first contact and takes continuing responsibility for providing the patient’s care.

Applicants must complete the attached application and questions; and submit copies of their curriculum vitae and unofficial school transcripts. We have also attached a list with detailed information regarding scholarship requirements, criteria, process and deadline for the benefit of the participating financial aid offices.
We kindly ask for your assistance the selection process of eligible students by selecting the top three candidates from your school. 

Students must submit a completed by Monday, March 5, 2012 and financial aid offices should present their top three candidates to the HCSF for final selection by Monday, March 12, 2012.
The award will be presented to the winning student at the Health Council of South Florida’s Annual Meeting on Thursday, May 3, 2012 at the Biltmore Hotel in Coral Gables, FL.

For further information, please contact Cristina Tuero via email: .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) or at 305-592-1452 ext. 100.

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