Scholarships

Scholarships For Medical Students

The MMA Foundation provides scholarships to medical students at the Mayo Clinic Alix School of Medicine and the University of Minnesota School of Medicine - Duluth and Twin Cities campuses.

Recently, the MMA Foundation received a significant gift from Juan Bowen, MD and the estate of Barry Friedman, MD and used it to create an enduring scholarship fund designed to spark interest in primary care as a career.

Deadline: October 28, 2019

The Friedman-Bowen Primary Care Scholarship Fund Grants

The Minnesota Medical Association Foundation will award approximately $4,000 in Friedman-Bowen Primary Care Scholarship Fund grants each year to spark interest in primary care as a career and to encourage the capabilities of medical students by providing support for projects that show promise to improve the knowledge or practice of primary care.

The Friedman-Bowen Primary Care Scholarship Fund was established through a generous gift to Juan Bowen, MD from Susanne Cobey to honor the lifetime work of her late husband Barry Friedman, MD.

Eligibility

Dr. Friedman, a highly-regarded teacher of medical students and residents, dedicated his career to supporting and encouraging medical trainees’ interest and capability to build life-long patient relationships through primary care. To honor that legacy and spark interest in primary care as a career, the Friedman-Bowen Primary Care Scholarship Fund grants are available to students in good academic standing, who are: 1) currently enrolled on a full-time basis in medical school at the Mayo Clinic Alix School of Medicine or the University of Minnesota School of Medicine – Duluth or Twin Cities campuses; and, 2) who intend to pursue a career in primary care.

Eligible candidates can apply during any year of their education.

 

Request for Proposals

The attached Request for Proposals and application form will be helpful to grant seekers interested in applying for a Friedman-Bowen Primary Care Scholarship Fund grant.

Completed proposals should be emailed in a single file, to Kristen Gloege by 11:59 p.m. on October 28, 2019.

Late applications will not be considered.


You can make a difference for a medical student by making a tax-deductible gift to the MMA Foundation’s scholarship fund today.

Click here  and designate a gift to Medical Student Financial Assistance.

Dr's Bowen and Friedman

Juan Bowen, MD (left) & Barry Friedman, MD (right)
Barry Friedman, MD

Barry Marvin Friedman (1946 – 2016) was an inspirational teacher of internal medicine at The Ohio State University.  Known for his dedicated service to patients and for his clinical ability, Barry inspired many students and residents to follow in his footsteps in primary care internal medicine.
 

Juan Bowen, MD

Juan Bowen, MD is a primary care general internist in the Division of Community Internal Medicine at the Mayo Clinic.  A graduate of the Case Western Reserve School of Medicine and the Ohio State University Internal Medicine Residency, he teaches medical students and internal medicine residents at the Mayo Clinic. His relationship with Dr. Friedman was initially as a trainee and later as a colleague and close friend.