Gift to expand medical student access to international clinical electives
Established by U-M alumni Amy and Lawrence Cho, new scholarships will provide $500 stipends for qualifying students pursuing clinical electives abroad
With a recent gift to Global REACH, two generous donors want to make sure that medical students are thinking about their education — not worrying about expenses — when considering whether to pursue training opportunities overseas.
Established by U-M alumni Amy and Lawrence Cho, new Cho Family Scholarships will provide $500 stipends for qualifying students pursuing clinical electives abroad, awards to be given on the basis of need to supplement grants already provided through Global REACH. It marks the first needs-based funding Global REACH has received from donors.
“Medicine is more than a job — it’s a calling. Our goal in making this investment was to lift the burden of financial worry and empower students called to serve abroad,” said Amy Cho, a Minnesota physician who earned her M.D. from the University of Michigan Medical School and MBA from the Ross School of Business.
“We hope this scholarship will inspire the next generation of University of Michigan physicians to make a true global impact,” said Lawrence Cho, a fellow Ross graduate.
Read more about the Cho Family Scholarships on the Global REACH website.