Medical Scholarship Program in Cornwall, Ontario
The efforts to attract additional medical professionals to Cornwall, Ontario is an ongoing activity, assisted with two programs funded by the municipality: recruitment of existing medical professionals and support to students aspiring to become family doctors.
Applications are now being accepted for the Cornwall medical scholarship, which provides financial support to a local medical student who agrees to establish a practice in Cornwall upon completion of their studies.
The medical scholarship is valued at $25,000 annually and may be awarded, each year, for up to six years, to a qualified medical student.
In order to be eligible, candidates must meet the following criteria:
- Be a permanent resident of the City of Cornwall or, the United Counties of Stormont, Dundas & Glengarry.
- Be accepted into full-time studies in a Faculty of Medicine in Canada with the intent of becoming qualified to practice Family Medicine in the Province of Ontario or,
- Be currently enrolled in full-time studies in a Faculty of Medicine in Canada with the intent of becoming qualified to practice Family Medicine in the Province of Ontario.
In return for scholarship funding, the recipient will set up a family practice and undertake to admit hospital privileges in Cornwall for a minimum period of five years.
Interested candidates who meet the qualifications are invited to submit an application by Friday, September 7, 2018. The application should contain a brief personal profile, information on the University at which medical studies are being (or will be) carried out, awards and achievements and any other information the applicant deems appropriate.
Applications will be reviewed by a selection committee, who may wish to follow up with an interview. The successful candidate will be asked to enter into a legal agreement with the City of Cornwall for the duration of the scholarship period.
Applications can be mailed or dropped off to the Medical Scholarship Selection Committee (attention Mark Boileau, General Manager, Planning, Development & Recreation) 100 Water Street East, Suite 104, Cornwall, Ontario, K6H 6G4.
Additional information can be found on the City website, www.Cornwall.ca/scholarship.