Now accepting applications for the 2022 Tarrant Scholarship!

March 15, 2022

The Section of Rural Medicine is now accepting applications for the 2022 Tarrant Scholarship, named in honor of the late Dr. Michael Tarrant, a dedicated family physician and champion of rural medicine undergraduate education. Applications are due before June 1.

Since its inception in 2004, the Tarrant Scholarship has been awarded to 45 medical students and has provided more than $465,000 in awards. The scholarship is presented to third-year medical students every fall.

Medical students are eligible to apply if they:

  • Are a U of A or U of C medical student in clerkship in 2022
  • Are keenly interested in building a career in rural medicine in Alberta
  • Have a strong connection to rural Alberta or another rural area
  • Demonstrate a financial need (considered after the above criteria are assessed)

For the past few years, SRM has partnered with the Canadian Medical Foundation and the AMA to enable members to contribute on a charitable basis to the Tarrant Scholarship program. The section would like to thank everyone who has donated in the past. Your contributions make the continuation of this important scholarship possible. 

The section encourages you to once again consider a tax-deductible donation to help secure the future of the Tarrant Scholarship and its role in encouraging and developing the next generation of rural physicians. You can also contribute to the Tarrant Scholarship when renewing your membership in the fall.

Apply for the Tarrant Scholarship before June 1. Further information and application form can be found on the website.

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