September 10, 2023

Dear Residency Applicants,

On behalf of the Syrian American Medical Society (SAMS), we would like to announce that we are accepting applicants for the 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. If an awardee does not match in a residency program, his/her loan will be forgiven unless he/she matches later.

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 residency Match cycle this year.

You must also have all of the following:

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

– Passed USMLE Step 1 

– Minimum score of 220 in USMLE Step 2CK 

– ECFMG Certificate

– Demonstrate need for financial assistance 

Required documents:
USMLE Step 1 and Step 2CK results 
ECFMG certificate
Copy of medical school diploma
Copy of first page of passport
Copy of a valid US visa or status
Personal photo
Updated curriculum vitae

Important dates:
September 15th 2023: enrollment opens
During November and December 2023: phone interviews
January 2024: Announcement of Awardees
Checks will be mailed during February 2024

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

To apply to this interest-free loan please forward all needed documents to:

We look forward to having you join us as a colleague soon.

SAMS Scholarship Committee