This ACMS Foundation Fund was created in 2019 to assist currently enrolled medical students and medical residents training in Ada County who face unforeseen financial emergencies or catastrophic events. This assistance gift is not meant to replace scholarships or loans, for routine expenses, nor as a consistent supplement to a student’s education funding sources. It is intended to help an individual over a brief period of financial crisis to bridge a gap in funding. 

  • serious illness of a medical student, resident or family member
  • travel to assist with family emergencies such as a death in the family, or care of an acutely ill child or parent.
  • Replacement of essential personal belongings or temporary housing needs due to fire, theft, or natural disaster.
  • financial straits that prohibit a medical student’s or resident’s payment of fees for exams by an unforeseen circumstance.


  1. In order to be approved for funds, students or residents must apply along with appropriate documentation.
  2. The application must be signed by the medical school dean/assistant dean or residency program director, unless there is a privacy concern.
  3. Applicants must be currently enrolled medical students, medical resident, or fellow being trained in Ada or Elmore County. They must also be current members of ACMS.
  4. Applicants must have an immediate financial hardship resulting from an emergency, accident, or other unexpected critical incident. The expense must be unexpected, unforeseen, and the urgent nature unavoidable.
  5. All other resources, including emergency loans through Scholarships and Student Aid must have been considered and are insufficient, unavailable, or not available in a timely manner.
  6. Applicants must complete all questions in full and submit supporting documentation.
  7. Applicants must not have previously received Emergency Relief Funds from the ACMS Foundation
  8. Review of applications will be done first by the executive director and then by the ACMS Board of Directors or its delegates. Confidentiality of your request will be kept within this team.

Fund issuance is not guaranteed and will depend on the current Emergency Relief Fund balance.

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