With the successful completion of this campaign, private support will enhance:
Scholarship support insures the College’s ability to underwrite medical education for many years to come. The greater availability of scholarships will allow UC to remain competitive nationally in recruiting highly sought after scholars. Funding opportunities include:
- Scholarship Endowments*
- Dean’s Named Scholarship Program**
- PhD Doctoral Research Training
- The Physician Scientist Training Program
*Scholarship funds can be permanently endowed and named with a gift of $100,000 or more. Gifts of any size are welcome to existing scholarship funds. For a list of opportunities, please see the back of this
**Dean’s Named Scholarships are fully spendable funds which carry the name of you or someone else you choose to honor for a minimum of $5,000/year for four years.
Simulation training allows medical students, residents, fellows and medical faculty to prepare with cutting-edge instruction that greatly enhances their skills levels and prepares them for realworld, hands-on experiences. Funding opportunities include:
- Center for Competency and Assessment, Clinical Skill Lab and Standardized Patient Lab
- Center for Surgical Innovation
Existing Scholarship Endowment Opportunities
- The IvaDean Medical Student Scholarship Fund
Established by the class of 2003, the IvaDean Fund honors IvaDean Lair- Adolph, Assistant Dean and Registrar of the College of Medicine. This annual fund celebrates IvaDean’s 50+ years of dedication to the College, as well as her role as “the person who has contributed the most to making medical school manageable,” according to the medical students she assists.
- The Marilyn Hughes Gaston Scholars Program
Established in 1999, this program provides two 4-year scholarships for students in each matriculating class at the College of Medicine. The preference is for these students to come from groups that traditionally have been underrepresented in the community of physicians and who have expressed an interest in practicing in a location that traditionally has been medically underserved. Additional contributions to the endowment will allow for more awards to be granted each year. Marilyn Hughes Gaston (MD ’64) has been lauded for her scientific achievements and ongoing commitment to improving the health of poor and minority.
- Lucy Oxley, MD African American Medical Student Scholarship Endowment Fund
This scholarship has been established within the Gaston Scholars program to further grow the underrepresented population of African American medical students at the College of Medicine. Dr. Oxley is a 1935 alumna of the College of Medicine and first African American to earn a medical degree from UC. Dr. This scholarship honors her pioneering spirit in paving the way for
future medical students.
- Charles “Kipp” Weichert Memorial Scholarship
Begun by the class of 1947 as loan program in honor of their teacher, mentor and friend, this fund became an endowment in 2007 through the generosity of Dr. Weichert’s daughter and granddaughter—both UC Medicine alumnae. Dr. Weichert began his career at UC in 1928 as chairman of pre-medicine and was dean of the McMicken College of Arts & Sciences until he passed away in 1970. His legacy in helping students academically and financially is carried forth today with second and third generation students becoming physicians at UC with support from this scholarship.