SOMA has launched The Global D.O., a competitive, international community outreach scholarship award for SOMA students interested in improving the lives of underprivileged individuals outside the United States.
This award honors the late SOMA Professor Julie Gibson, M.D., whose compassion to care for the underserved extended beyond the shores of the United States. Student doctors get an enriching, non-traditional learning experience while serving underserved communities in international locations. They get unique opportunities to understand and address public health needs for underprivileged individuals.
Student doctors will compete for one annual award that will provide an opportunity to serve in an international location. They will write a comprehensive essay outlining the reasons for their choice and how it fits with the mission of SOMA.
More information can be found here.