This premier leadership program is extremely competitive. Third-year medical students are eligible to apply. Only students who demonstrate a strong commitment to the specialty of family medicine will be considered. In addition, each applicant must show demonstrable leadership skills, superior academic achievement, strong communication skills, identifiable character and integrity, and a noteworthy level of community service. The level of financial need is not considered in the selection process.

Scholarship funding is offered to honor the achievements of student and resident scholars, with hopes of slightly lowering the growing burden of educational debt as scholars embark on a career in Family Medicine. Upon selection, each Pisacano scholar will receive an annual scholarship of $5000 during their final year of medical school and their first three years of Family Medicine training (four years total, regardless of residency length).

Scholars are expected to attend annual leadership skills development symposia organized by PLF each year. Hotel and meals are covered by the Pisacano Leadership Foundation. An additional $2000/year will be provided for travel expenses to attend the leadership symposia. Any remaining funds will be available to reimburse scholars for other leadership development activities that they wish to pursue, once approved by the Pisacano Leadership Foundation. A reimbursement voucher and receipts for these leadership development activities must be submitted directly to the Pisacano Leadership Foundation.

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