Medical students say, "Thanks!"

May 20, 2020

The TD Insurance Meloche Monnex / AMA Medical Student Bursaries help to reduce financial pressure from escalating medical school tuition fees. This is so that every qualified student can afford to attend medical school. Since 2001 the program has awarded $1,845,000.

This year we were fortunate to administer $1,500 bursaries to each of 90 well-deserving medical students, and they want to express their gratitude to you!

Medical School tuition is expensive and it is a long road from undergrad to becoming a fully certified physician. I am very thankful for the scholarship and receiving this recognition, and will use this award to further my career. I intend to work rurally and have an interest in global health and vulnerable populations. I have worked hard towards this goal, but recognize the many contributions from others that have aided me along the way.
- Connor Lengkeek
University of Alberta, Class of 2021

Please accept my immense gratitude for awarding me the TD Insurance Meloche Monnex/AMA Medical Student Bursary. Your generosity is extremely kind and relieves a significant amount of financial duress, especially during these unprecedented times. This generous gift is allowing me to take my mind off from financial worries and is empowering me to divert my energies in things that matter the most during this challenging time – forging stronger bonds among family, friends and community as well as fostering wellness in these relationships. As a medical student and future physician, this bursary strengthens my connection to the Alberta medical community, and motivates me to pursue excellence both academically as well as professionally.
- Riki Sharma
University of Alberta, Class of 2023

The bursary program is made possible through a substantial donation by TD Insurance Meloche Monnex and generous physician members, as well as the raised funds 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 summer. The 2020 tournament was cancelled due to the pandemic.

The AMA hopes to continue issuing these bursaries in the years to come.

The AMA advances patient-centered, quality care by advocating for and supporting physician leadership and wellness.