Eligibility: Individuals eligible to apply will be a) a physician, professional, or practitioner who is eligible to become a certified diplomate (Become Certified - ABLM & ACLM ), who b) self-identifies as a member of a racial or ethnic group historically underrepresented in medicine (URM) as defined by the Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC)—Black or African American, Hispanic, Latino, or of Spanish origin, American Indian or Alaska Native, or Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander, and c) practicing within the United States.
Preferred Experience: Providers demonstrating a solid commitment to an evidence-based lifestyle medicine-first approach to their practice. Individuals demonstrating a commitment to health equity.
Awarding: Award recipients may receive the HEAL Education Scholarship once. Funding will be allocated based on financial need as indicated in the application and the strength of applicant statements about how scholarship support will help them in their lifestyle medicine-related missions. Eligible applicants not previously selected are welcome to apply the following year.
Please note ACLM does not reimburse for prior certification exam fees, course enrollment fees or associated expenses.
As defined by the Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC): URM refers to those "racial and ethnic populations that are underrepresented in the medical profession relative to their numbers in the general population."