August 18, 2022

Dear Residency Applicants,

On behalf of the Syrian American Medical Society (SAMS), we would like to announce that we are accepting applicants for SAMS scholarship program for this year.

SAMS scholarship program offers monetary loans to selected applicants in order to assist them in taking care of their financial needs. Awardees are expected to repay their interest-free loans upon matching in residency over two years. 

To be eligible for this interest-free loan, you must be a Syrian medical school graduate or a Syrian national who graduated from a foreign medical school and must be applying for the ERAS match this year.

You must also have all of the following:

-Very good English language measured by face-to-face or phone interview

-Minimum score of 220 in both USMLE step 1 and step 2 CK

-ECFMG certificate

-Demonstrate the need for financial assistance 

Required documents:
USMLE Step 1 and Step 2CK scores (3-digit results)
ECFMG certificate
Copy of medical school diploma
Copy of the first page of the passport
Copy of valid US visa or status
Personal photo
Updated curriculum vitae

Important dates:
September 15th 2022: Enrollment opens
During November and December 2022: Interviews with applicants
January 2023: Announcement of Awardees
Checks will be mailed during February 2023

Please note that applying for SAMS scholarship program does not guarantee receiving the interest-free loan since this is a competitive process with limited resources. However, SAMS Scholarship committee will do its best to provide all eligible applicants with loans.

To apply for this interest-free loan, please forward all needed documents to: [email protected]We look forward to having you join us as a future colleague.