According to a press release, the American Society of Nephrology has launched a pilot loan softening program, disbursing $ 2,700,000 to select underrepresented recipients.
“This exciting ASN program will expand opportunities for many talented medical graduates hoping to pursue careers in nephrology.” Susan E. Quaggin, Doctor of Medical Sciences, FASN, g. This is stated in the message of the president of ASN. “ASN is very pleased to be able to offset the burden of loans from those who will create medicines in the future for the millions of people living with kidney disease.”
The five-year pilot program will provide financial assistance to individuals undergoing training in nephrology and historically underrepresented in medicine, including those who identify as African American, Hispanic, Indian / Alaska Native, or Hawaiian / Pacific Islander. Each award recipient will receive $ 50,000 over 3 years to repay the student loans. In the first year of the program, six laureates will be awarded.
Nwamaka Aeneania, MD, MPH, FASN, The chair of the ASN Working Group on Loan Easing, said in a press release, “I am committed to promoting diversity in the nephrology community and empowering those who have historically been underrepresented in medicine.”
Applications for the first pilot awards opened on June 16 and will close on July 28.