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November 2016

Financial Aid News
Need financial aid for the 2017-2018 year?
The Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) is available to complete. Log on to to complete the form. Our deadline date is March 1, 2017.

How much do I owe in federal student loans?
Check out this link provided by AAMC to help your see details regarding your student loans: Finding the Details of Your Loans in NSLDS

School News & Events
For a listing of all news and events for the School of Medicine, please visit:

Project Feast
Do you love Thanksgiving? Do you want to give back to the community? Look no further!

Project Feast is the annual Thanksgiving Meal for the homeless organized by the students of UMB SOM with the help of the rest of the schools on campus. It takes place at Booker T. Washington middle school from 10 am - 3 pm, and last year alone served a warm Thanksgiving lunch to approximately 500 guests! We not only serve a meal, but also distribute clothing and food donations, and provide resource tables by organizations serving the community.

If interested, please email for more information or to sign up.

MedChi Membership
MedChi is the only society representing all physicians in Maryland. Maryland’s medical association is comprised of health practitioners from more than 50 medical specialties and continues to grow with over 8,000 members including private practitioners, academic physicians, retired physicians, residents, and medical students. For details on MedChi’s benefits and services please visit:

Society of Interventional Radiology Annual Scientific Meeting Committee
SIR 2017 is taking place on March 4-9, in Washington, D.C. Registration is now open for the2017 program, which brings together more perspectives from worldwide IR experts and diverse groups of IR plus more shared learning experiences from private practitioners.

14th Annual Michael E. DeBakey Medical Student Poetry Awards
Baylor College of Medicine announces the 14th Annual Michael E. DeBakey Medical Student Poetry Awards.

This annual contest honors the legendary, preeminent cardiovascular surgeon, pioneering medical scientist, gifted medical educator, prolific author and scholar, and passionate advocate of optimal healthcare throughout the world. Dr. Michael E. DeBakey strongly advocated a role for the humanities in medical education and in the development of a full, enriching intellectual life.

For more information, please visit:

The National Institutes of Health (NIH) Medical Research Scholars Program
The National Institutes of Health (NIH) Medical Research Scholars Program (MRSP) is now accepting applications for the 2017-2018 MRSP class. The application deadline is January 13, 2017.

The NIH MRSP is hosting a webinar to discuss the application process with students and faculty on Friday, November 4, 2016 from 11am-12pm (EST). For more information about the webinar and to register, please visit the MRSP homepage. General MRSP inquiries, and/or questions related to the webinar (prior to and during the webinar) should be directed to

35th annual William Carlos Williams Poetry Writing Competition
The Department of Family and Community Medicine at Northeast Ohio Medical University (NEOMED) is sponsoring its 35th annual William Carlos Williams poetry writing competition during the 2016-2017 academic year. The competition is open to students attending colleges of medicine or osteopathy in the United States and Canada. For more information, please visit:

AATS Summer Intern Scholarship
The AATS Summer Intern Scholarship program offers first and second year medical students exposure to field of cardiothoracic surgery by spending eight weeks over the summer working in a cardiothoracic surgery department at an AATS member's institution. Additionally, successful applicants receive complimentary registration to the Centennial Meeting taking place April 29th – May 3rd, 2017 in Boston, MA, as well as an opportunity to participate in the AATS Member for a Day program in 2018. This program provides participants with a $2,500 grant to cover housing and living expenses during their internship at their host institution. To view application requirements and guidelines please visit the AATS website. Applications are due no later than Friday, December 30th, 2016.

BrickNFire Pizza Co.
BricknFire Pizza Co, new restaurant opened in the Marriott Inner Harbor, is offering students a 10% discount if you show your student ID. For more information, please visit:

Reminders & Events

November 4, 2016
National Institutes of Health (NIH)
Medical Research Scholars
Program Webinar
11 am - 12 pm