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Congressional Elective Scholarship


To help offset funding for the AAEM Congressional Elective for Residents and Students

Max amount: $2,000


Current location and need for travel to DC and/or lodging to DC, merit based on application. The scholarship will be awarded based on receipts submitted for reimbursement after the elective has been completed.

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During the rotation:

  1. Complete the four-week elective and health care tasks as assigned to the satisfaction of the Congressman and his staff.
  2. Produce a written piece (blog post, Common Sense article, etc.) on the subject matter as an informational/educational briefing.
  3. Produce a written piece (blog post, Common Sense article, etc.) as a summary of the elective experience. Include a picture if possible.
  4. Produce and tweet facts-of-the-day or 160-character pearls for AAEM staff to share*. This can also be pictures of just the experience.

*1-4 tweets per week of non-sensitive material are recommended, but more are always encouraged.

After the rotation:

  1. Develop one 5-20 minute presentation on your experience with the AAEM Congressional Elective. This can be descriptive of the experience or it can be informative based on a healthcare topic.
  2. Help write / edit / add to an Elective Manual on tips and suggestions for future rotators. This can be based off the current Elective Manual that is provided by Congressman Ruiz’ staff.

Application Requirements

  1. Applicants must be a member of RSA. Preference will be given to residents, but fourth year medical students are eligible.
  2. Fill out the form below including your name, email, address, institution, and year of training.
  3. Please attach your CV.
  4. Please provide one letter of recommendation.
  5. Please provide a 500 word essay answering the following question: What do you hope to gain from the experience and how will you utilize your advocacy experience to contribute back to RSA membership?