New York's Health and Hospitals Corporation
Serve the people of NYC by becoming a doctor through the CityDoctors Scholarship Program.
CityDoctors NYC Health + Hospitals is the visionary cooperative effort between New York's Health and Hospitals Corporation and St. George's University, Grenada, an international leader in medical education. The program is designed to attract and educate New York City's best and brightest to become doctors committed to serving the city's residents.
Each year, NYC Health + Hospitals will provide academic and needs-based full and half scholarships to eligible NYC residents to attend St. George's University School of Medicine. As part of their scholarship and continued education, each student commits to giving back to the city by working as a primary care attending physician at one of NYC Health + Hospital's eleven New York hospitals and diagnostic centers.
Eligibility for the CityDoctors Scholarship Program
Full and Half scholarships will be chosen by NYC Health + Hospitals and awarded to eligible* incoming students accepted to St. George’s University School of Medicine Doctor of Medicine program in January:
- *In order to qualify for the scholarship, applicant must be a US citizen or US Permanent Resident and meet one or more of the following criteria:
- Have had a permanent address within the five boroughs of The City of New York for five years or more.
- Graduated from a high school within the City of New York.
- Graduated from a College or University within the City of New York.
- Has a parent employed by the City of New York or NYC Health + Hospitals or is employed themselves by the City of New York or NYC Health + Hospitals for at least five years
Student’s Commitment & Expectations
In return for accepting the scholarship:
- Student will commit to an attending position in primary care at one of NYC Health + Hospital’s hospitals for the amount of years the scholarship was provided (four years for a full scholarship; two years for a half scholarship). This commitment can be fulfilled at any NYC Health + Hospitals hospital. If for some reason the student is unable to fulfill this commitment, the scholarship will revert to a loan to be paid back to NYC Health + Hospitals. Student will sign an agreement to the terms of the convertible loan when he or she accepts the scholarship.
- Student must maintain the regular academic standards set forth by St. George’s School of Medicine.
Number of Scholarships Awarded Per Year
Three full scholarship will be awarded through each affiliated hospital which takes ≥ 24 SGU students per year (there are currently 5 hospitals). Each hospital can break the scholarships up into half scholarships. This year it was recommended that each hospital give out one full scholarship and four half scholarships for a total of 25 recipients. The number of scholarships per year is subject to change.
Application Process & Selection
Eligible students can apply for this scholarship on the CityDoctors website at any time during the admissions process.
The application will include:
- An Essay. Each student is required to compose an essay on why they deserve this scholarship, how they plan to benefit the Healthcare System of The City of New York through their attending positions in primary care at an NYC Health + Hospitals hospital.
- Financial Aid Information. Each student is required to fill out a FAFSA. Further documentation may be requested
- Each student is required to sign a FERPA release form allowing St. George’s University to share academic and financial information with NYC Health + Hospitals.
The deadline to submit an application for this scholarship application is November 1st.
To Apply for a CityDoctors Scholarship
Download your application, complete in full, and follow the instructions below:
1. Write an essay that explains your professional goals as a primary care physician and your commitment to post residency training at a Health and Hospital Corporation (HHC) affiliated hospital. Submit your essay on a separate sheet and enclose it with this application.
2. Complete all questions that apply to you. Failure to complete all questions will result in an incomplete status. If a scholarship application remains incomplete for 30 days the student will receive a denial letter.
3. All students applying the Health and Hospital Corporation Scholarship program must fill out a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). Further documentation may be requested.
PLEASE RETURN FORM TO:
St. George’s University
c/o University Support Services, LLC
The North American Correspondent
ATTN: Jonathan Cartagena
3500 Sunrise Highway Building 300
Great River, NY 11739
Tel: (800) 899-6337 ext: 9 1226
(631) 665-8500 ext: 9 1226
Fax: (631) 665-8623
Please note: Applications will not be processed until all requirements of the application have been fulfilled and the applicant has been accepted into the St. George's University School Doctor of Medicine program. For more information on the application process and requirements for admissions please visit http://www.sgu.edu/school-of-medicine/sgu-medical-sciences-admissions.html.