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Are you passionate about Medical Quality and want to help shape the future of health care quality?

Then, consider applying to the 2018 ACMQ Quality Scholar Program for graduate/medical students and resident physicians. As a Quality Scholar, you will receive professional mentorship from physician leaders in Medical Quality, the opportunity to share your work at a national level, and generous funding to attend the 2018 Medical Quality conference, April 12-14, 2018, at the historic Mayflower Hotel, in the heart of Washington DC. There, you will be able to share your work and network with other motivated leaders, as well as take on leadership roles within the College.

ACMQ 2017 Scholars

(From left to right): Galina Gheihman, HBSc; Minzhi Xing, MD; Hyunouk Hong, DO; Soha Sumanchandra Patel, MD, MS, MSPH (2017 Katims Scholar); Ari Filip, MD; Prathibha Varkey, MD, MPH, MHPE, MBA, immediate past president of ACMQ; Sean Smirnov, MBA; Diana Huang, MD, MA, immediate past chair of the Student & Resident Section; Krislynn Mueck, MD, MPH; Kaitlyn Dugan Ibrahim, MD; Katherine Wong, MD; and Grace J. Tsai (2017 Katims Young Scholar)


  • 10 ACMQ National Quality Scholars ($750 and complimentary meeting registration)
  • 1 Samuel Katims Scholar in Medical Humanism ($1,000 and complimentary meeting registration)

Additionally, quality scholars have the unique opportunity to apply to take the American Board of Medical Quality exam as students and residents, and to receive the designation of CMQ (Certified in Medical Quality) upon licensure.

Application: Apply online here.

Application eligibility (read carefully):

1. ACMQ membership is required (Resident/Trainee/Fellow: $40; Graduate or Medical Student: $25; enrolled full-time, one-time fee, expires upon residency/fellowship completion or graduation.) If not currently an ACMQ student/resident member, apply before submitting your application here.

2. Prior National Quality Scholarship recipients are ineligible to apply for another award.

3. Except for your CV (which you may format as you prefer but must be no more than two pages), which you may format as you prefer, supporting documents should be 8.5" x 11", 1" margins all sides, 1.5 line spacing. Ensure your name appears at the top of the paper.

4. Your statement of interest should discuss why you are interested in the ACMQ Quality Scholars Program. Share your unique strengths and highlight your leadership abilities. Your paper should be a maximum of one (1) page and no more than 500 words.

5. Essay/Opinion Paper/Research Abstract: Submit an essay, opinion paper, or abstract of a research initiative that highlights academic interests or personal experiences in medical quality. A maximum of two (2) pages.

6. File name protocols are Lastname.FirstName.papertype (i.e. .CV, .abstract, .essay, .opinion, .general, etc.). Word and PDFs are accepted by the upload process, however, we recommend PDFs.

7. For details on submitting an abstract for the meeting, click here. Note: uploading your abstract for a National Quality Scholars application is not the same as submitting it for competition for the meeting; abstracts are only accepted via the separate online submission process. See the Abstracts page for complete details.

8. A requirement of winning an award is that recipients must attend the full conference, from the opening session on Friday, April 13, 2018, through the meeting's adjournment on Saturday, April 14, 2018. If you are not able to meet this criterion, you risk forfeiting the award.

Remember, the application deadline is 11:59pm EST on Monday, December 4, 2017. Selected scholarship will be notified in January 2018. You may direct any questions to current ACMQ student/resident section chair-elect, Remember, the application deadline is 11:59 pm EST on Monday, December 4, 2017. Selected quality scholars will be notified in January 2018. You may direct any questions to current ACMQ student/resident section chair, Sydney Ramsey, at