New Scholarship will be Available to Medical Students Thanks to Good Samaritan Foundation

Good Samaritan Foundation has established the Good Samaritan Medical Student Achievement Program to benefit medical school students from our community. This scholarship/stipend is designed to encourage potential future physicians to practice at Good Samaritan after completing their medical school education and residency.

The Medical School Achievement Program is a highly competitive scholarship awarded through an application process. Beginning in August of 2016, talented and ambitious medical students from the local area will be encouraged to apply through the Good Samaritan Foundation. In addition to the scholarship, students selected to participate in the program as a “Samaritan Scholar” will have the opportunity to learn with a Good Samaritan Physician Mentor.

“We are extremely fortunate to have a Foundation that invests in the future of our youth,” stated Rob McLin, Good Samaritan President and CEO. “We encourage mentoring and education throughout the hospital and are excited to have medical students work alongside our physicians.”

The criteria for the scholarship are as follows:

  1. Students must be accepted or currently enrolled in an accredited medical school.
  2. Students will be asked to include personal information including: date of birth, address, work and community service experience, proof of financial need and any recognitions/awards the student has received.
  3. Applicants will be required to provide a written statement/essay stating their reason for entering the field of medicine.

Any student that has graduated from a Knox County high school will be eligible for the scholarship/stipend and can use it as they see fit throughout medical school. By accepting the scholarship, the student formally agrees to begin their medical career at Good Samaritan upon the completion of medical school and residency.

“The purpose of the Good Samaritan Medical School Achievement Program is to encourage our local medical students to come back home to practice medicine,” added Gary Hackney, Director of Foundation. “Applications for the program will be scored by a committee of Foundation board members, including health care providers. Recipients will be chosen based on these scores.”

Medical students that are interested in applying for this or other scholarships provided by Good Samaritan Foundation can apply by visiting the Foundation office or going online to

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