NMPRA offers several grants and awards annually as a way to recognize many of our outstanding fellow residents and medical students across the nation. These awards and grants are then presented at our National Conference which will be held in Orlando, Florida September 28th-29th 2024. While most of the grants and awards are reserved for resident members, medical student members of NMPRA are encouraged to participate in the Medical Student Case Competition as detailed below, as well as apply for the Outstanding Medical Student Interest Group Award for which the winning group will receive a monetary award as well as national recognition at the yearly national meeting!
The deadline for application submission for all grants and awards is Thursday August 1, 2024 at 11:59 PM PST.

Descriptions and links to each award/grant application can be found below. 

 

Available Grants and Awards

Each year, the National Med-Peds Residents’ Association (NMPRA) presents several grants and awards to exceptional residents & students across the country.

 

    • The Gary Onady Award: Recognizing significant contributions by a Med-Peds Resident physician to NMRPA and/or Med-Peds at the regional or national level. Can self-nominate or have program director nominate.
    • The Howard Schubiner Award: Recognizing significant contributions by a Med-Peds Resident physicians to NMRPA and/or Med-Peds at the local or state level. Can self-nominate or have program director nominate.
    • Outstanding Medical Student Interest Group Award: $300 award for group that best exemplifies the values of NMPRA.
    • Advocacy Grant: Up to $500 for a project to help both children and adults in a local community.
    • Community Service Grant: Up to $500 for a project to address the needs of both children and adults in a local community.
    • Clinical Case Competition Awards: Presentation awards for novel Med-Peds clinical cases to be presented at the NMPRA National Meeting. This award is open to both medical students and residents!
    • International Travel Grant: Up to $500 grant for an international clinical Internal Medicine or Pediatrics elective during residency.
    • Research Grant: Up to $2500 in funding for a resident-driven clinical research project.
    • Quality Improvement Project Grant: $150 award to a resident in order to fund their quality improvement project at their home institution.

Eligibility

    • Must be a Med-Peds Resident at the time of application (with the exception of the separate medical student case competition)
    • Must be a NMPRA member at the time of application
    • If not already a member, please see our “Become a Member” page to find out how to join

***Please note the following***

– Recipients must be able to attend the NMPRA National Meeting in Orlando, Florida September 28th-29th 2024 for the Clinical Case Competition, Howard Schubiner Award, and Gary Onady Award.

– Recipients must be able to attend the NMPRA National Meeting in in 2025 (In Denver, CO) for Advocacy Grant, Community Service Grant, International Travel Grant, Quality Improvement Grant, and Research Grant in order to present activities and experiences.

– Recipients’ registration for the NMPRA National Meeting will be covered.

Previous Winners

  • International Travel Grant: Dr. Grace Arias (Indiana University)
  • Advocacy Grant: Dr. Sutton Higgins (University of Colorado) 
  • Community Service Grant: Dr. Meredith Kline (University of Chicago Internal Medicine-Pediatrics)
  • Research Grant: Dr. Megan Harris (Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center/University of Cincinnati Medical Center)
  • Quality Improvement Grant: Dr. Lauren Maldonado (Harvard/MGH)
  • Resident Clinical Case Competition: Dr. Anh Mai Nguyen (Albany Medical Center)
  • Medical Student Clinical Case Competition: Dr. Erica Riddick (Drexel)
  • Gary Onady Award: Dr. Mahima Iyengar (University of Southern California/LA General Medical Center)
  • Howard Schubiner Award:  N/A
  • Medical Student Interest Group Award: University of Colorado
  • International Travel Grant: Dr. Juhi Ramchandani (Indiana)
  • Advocacy Grant: Dr. Nicole Damari (Cincinnati) 
  • Community Service Grant: Dr. Madeline Etkin Mlynczak (Tulane)
  • Research Grant: Dr. Joseph Ladines-Lim (Michigan)
  • Quality ImprovementGrant: Dr. Jennifer Sun (UPenn/CHOP)
  • Resident Clinical Case Competition: Dr. Ayesha Ropri (Albany Medical College)
  • Medical Student Clinical Case Competition: Christine Lopez (Mount Sinai)
  • Gary Onady Award: Dr. Alexis Tchaconas (Mount Sinai)
  • Howard Schubiner Award: Dr. Stephanie Thomas (University of Cincinnati)
  • Medical Student Interest Group Award: Morehouse School of Medicine
  • International Travel GrantDr. Peihsuan Tsai (University of Rochester)
  • Advocacy Grant: Dr. Thomas George (University of Utah)
  • Community Service Grant: Dr. Nneka Ogbutor (University of Rochester)
  • Quality Improvement Grant: Drs. Lucinda Li (Baystate)
  • Resident Clinical Case Competition: 
  • Medical Student Clinical Case Competition: 
  • Gary Onady Award: Dr. Sasha Kapil (Indiana University)
  • Howard Schubiner Award: Dr. Sophia Urban (MUSC)
  • Medical Student Interest Group Award: Burnell College of Osteopathic Medicine
  • Research Grant: Dr. Nicholas Lee (UT Southwestern)
  • International Travel GrantDr. Lauren Yu-Lien Maldonado (Mass General/Harvard)
  • Advocacy Grant: Dr. Anne Heenan (University of Nebraska)
  • Community Service Grant: Dr. Helena Villalobos (University of Colorado)
  • Quality Improvement Grant: Drs. Kylie Cullinan and Nicholas Lee (UT Southwestern)
  • Resident Clinical Case Competition: Dr. Elizabeth Ender (Marshfield Clinic)
  • Medical Student Clinical Case Competition: Jennifer Tang (Georgetown)
  • Gary Onady Award: Dr. Tina Hu (Christiana Care)
  • Howard Schubiner Award: Dr. Tony Casillas (University of Cincinnati)
  • Medical Student Interest Group Award: Sidney Kimmel Medical College at Thomas Jefferson University
  • Research Grant: Dr. Alexis Tchaconas (Mount Sinai)
  • International Travel GrantDr. Abbie Goodman (ECU/Vidant Medical Center)
  • Advocacy/Community Service Grant: Drs. Sarah Soliman and Eric Zuniga (LAC + USC Medical Center)
  • Quality Improvement Grant: Dr. Rebecca Moore (Brown University)
  • Resident Clinical Case Competition: 
  • Medical Student Clinical Case Competition: 
  • Gary Onady Award: Dr. Kathryn Nagel (Yale University)
  • Howard Schubiner Award: Dr. Valien Kondos (Christiana Care Health System)
  • Medical Student Interest Group Award: Brody School of Medicine at ECU
  • Research Grant: Dr. Austin Wesevich (Duke University)
  • International Travel GrantDr. Abbie Rose Goodman (ECU/Vidant Medical Center)
  • Advocacy/Community Service Grant: Dr. Sarah Soliman and Dr. Eric Zuniga (LAC + USC Medical Center)
  • Quality Improvement Grant: Dr. Rebecca Moore (Brown University)
  • Resident Clinical Case Competition: Dr. Ariel Nash (Albany Medical College)
  • Medical Student Clinical Case Competition: Prarthana Patel, MSV (UMKC School of Medicine)
  • Gary Onady Award: Dr. Kathryn Nagel (Yale University)
  • Howard Schubiner Award: Dr. Valien Kondos (Christiana Care Health System)
  • Medical Student Interest Group Award: Brody School of Medicine at ECU