With the average student debt for recent medical school graduates approaching $200,000, aspiring physicians are always on the hunt for scholarships and other aid to help ease the financial burden of their education. With that in mind, Ketamine Clinics of Los Angeles is pleased to announce its annual Scholarship Program for students planning to enter medical school. This annual scholarship will award $1,000 to one student who plans to attend or is attending medical school to help defray educational expenses. To be eligible, students must be planning to enroll in medical school, or a degree program that leads to medical school, in the following academic year, or already is enrolled in a medical degree program and plan to return in the next academic year. The scholarship is available to all students ages 18 and over, at all levels from high school to graduate school.

To enter the Ketamine Clinics of Los Angeles Scholarship Program contest, students must submit an essay explaining why they want to go to medical school and pursue a medical degree and showing what drives them. We understand that quality physicians change lives, and doctors can improve the quality of — and even save lives — by providing the highest level of medical care. Doctors can also change lives through their compassion and empathy. We see the importance of fusing both of these elements for optimum results at Ketamine Clinics of Los Angeles, and for this reason, we want to help individuals with similar perspectives become health practitioners. This is the driving force behind our medical school scholarship.

THE PHYSICIAN SCHOLARSHIP ESSAY

Essay Theme

Essays should show how the applicant exemplifies the qualities of a compassionate and knowledgeable clinician and why the applicant feels they will be an excellent healthcare provider. Show us what makes you tick, what keeps you passionate about becoming a clinician, and how you plan to make a difference in healthcare.

Essay Judges and Social Media Voting

Submissions will be judged by Ketamine Clinics LA staff, and finalist essays may also be posted on social media to be voted on via likes, comments, and shares. Social voting is not the sole basis of the final decision but may influence the eventual outcome.

Essay Requirements

All essays should be between 500 – 1,000 words long and must be submitted via email, preferably as a PDF document, to submissions@ketamineclinics.com on or before December 1st each year. The body of the email should state your full name, current location, specialty, and graduation date. Attach a copy of your most recent school transcript, proof of school enrollment, and your resume or CV. Applicants must have a minimum GPA of 2.8 in order to qualify for the scholarship.

General Essay Advice

As you begin working on your essay, keep a few points in mind. KCLA is looking for students who clearly demonstrate their passion and personal commitment to the practice of medicine. Don’t just tell us that you have a desire to become a clinician, share vivid examples of what led you to this path and specific details about who you are and why you are the best candidate for this scholarship opportunity.

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