AMA Medical Student Bursary

AMA Medical Student Bursary

The AMA Medical Student Bursary Program is made possible through generous donations by physician members and funds raised from the Annual North South Doctors Golf Tournament, which the AMA co-hosts with the College of Physicians & Surgeons of Alberta and Canadian Medical Foundation each June.

Additional major sponsors such as TD Insurance Meloche Monnex, MD Financial Management, Sun Life Financial and many others make the golf tournament a success and help raise additional funds for the bursary program.

The bursaries help to reduce financial pressure from escalating medical school tuition fees so that every qualified student can afford to attend medical school. Since 2001 the AMA Student Bursary has awarded 1085 bursaries for a total of $1,629,000.00.


The bursary is available to AMA/CMA members in good standing, who are also enrolled full time in undergraduate medical education in an Alberta medical school at the time the bursary application is made.

Eligibility is based on financial need. Proof of debt must be submitted with your application (copies of statements from financial institutions and government student loan programs or their agencies). Statements without applicant’s name will not be considered in the total debt. Many on-line or quick print documents do not provide names. These documents indicate they are not official documents and for more information to contact them. Documentation that would show the loan number and name together would be acceptable as proof of debt.

Bursary winners are announced by AMA class representatives in March.


  • Bursaries are $1,500 each. There is no predetermined number of bursaries per class – the awards disbursed depend on the funds available, the number of applications and each applicant’s level of financial need. Only two student bursaries can be awarded to the same student throughout medical school. 
  • Funds are apportioned to each Alberta medical school based on the number of students enrolled. In March 2018, $117,000 was awarded to medical students who qualified for the bursary.

Deadline for applications

  • The deadline for applications is December 31, 2018.
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  • Bursary winners will be announced by AMA class representatives in March 2019.

For more information about the bursary contact:

Annual North/South Doctors’ Golf Tournament

Students are welcome to participate in this annual golf tournament, which the AMA co-hosts with the College of Physicians & Surgeons of Alberta and Canadian Medical Foundation. Proceeds go to help fund student bursaries.

Learn more about the annual North/South Golf Tournament

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