Founders' Scholarships

Scholarships are awarded annually to osteopathic medical students at Burrell College of Osteopathic Medicine in Las Cruces, NM, A.T. Still University-SOMA in Mesa, AZ and Midwestern University-AZCOM in Glendale, AZ. The scholarships pay tribute to the Tucson General Hospital Founders whose forward thinking allowed them to overcome such dilemmas as exclusion from staff privileges at existing hospitals and the inability to rent office space from allopathic physicians. In 1949, their solution was to incorporate a 15- bed osteopathic hospital. Over the next 30 years, it grew into a 277 bed facility and highly respected educational hub for osteopathic interns and residents. Through the Founders' Scholarships, it is TOMF's intent to provide some relief from the financial burdens of medical school as well as encourage this same innovation and leadership from the next generation of DOs as they face new challenges in modern medicine.

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