The Mary Susan Moore Medical Society (MSMMS) awards scholarships to deserving medical students and residents in honor of our namesake, Dr. Mary Susan Moore, the first African American woman to practice medicine in the state of Texas. Dr. Mary Susan Moore and her husband, Dr. James D. Moore, opened a 40-bed hospital in Galveston, Texas known as the Hubbard Sanitarium. The hospital served the health care needs of African Americans from 1903 to 1925. Her courage, endurance and passion inspired a group of African American women physicians to form an organization in 1991 that would provide health education and advocacy to underserved communities, as well as, support for black women physicians.
We are living in extra-ordinary times. In the wake of the current health pandemic and civil rights crisis facing our communities today, there is an urgent need for greater diversity in health care. In order to support those working to fulfill this need, MSMMS has reestablished our scholarship program. We want to ensure that future African American women physicians have the financial resources, in addition to the professional support, they need to continue to thrive. This year we are excited to announce that we will award four (4) $1,500 scholarships. Scholarships will be awarded to two (2) residents and two (2) medical students. Applicants must meet the following eligibility requirements to be considered for a MSMMS scholarship:
- A woman of African American descent
- A resident at an accredited graduate medical program or medical student enrolled in their second, third or fourth year of curriculum in good academic standing at one of the below institutions
- Medical students must be enrolled at one of the following medical schools in the Greater Houston area:
- Baylor College of Medicine
- McGovern Medical School at UTHealth
- University of Houston College of Medicine
- University of Texas Medical Branch of Galveston UTMB School of Medicine
Please note that in addition to the scholarship application, each applicant must have an evaluation form submitted by an evaluator to be considered complete. All application materials must be received by the application deadline to be considered for review.