Health Justice Scholars Application Process

The application for the 2023-2024 academic year is now open.

Who Can Apply

The Sam W. Ho Health Justice Scholars Program is open to all first-year medical students at Tufts University School of Medicine. This four-year program is geared toward students with a passion for service and a drive to learn how they can make that service more equitable, sustainable, and transformational via a competitive application process.

How To Apply

Please complete this application. Then upload your completed application and your CV by Wednesday, August 16, 2023 at midnight. Please make sure that your application includes your name and email.

Upload Application and CV

Please be aware that as part of our ongoing self-evaluation process as a program we are working with the Registrar's office to obtain demographic information regarding our applicants. This data is de-identified, obtained after the application is complete, and is not used as part of the selection process but rather as a way to help us evaluate our recruitment and selection procedures.

Email any other questions about the program or application to Nancy Reyes (Program Administrator) at

  1. Are you Maine Track and/or in a combined degree program? If so, which program?
  2. Do you have skills in languages other than English? If so, please explain.
    Please answer all five of the below questions, limiting each response to less than 300 words:
  3. Why are communities underserved? Describe a specific community or population with which you have had experience and how those underlying issues impact that community.
  4. Why are you interested in working with underserved communities?
  5. Describe one or two of your past experiences working with underserved communities and explain how that relates to your interest in the Health Justice Scholars Program.
  6. HJSP is committed to building a community of physicians that consistently pursue principles of diversity, inclusion, and anti-oppression. What are some unique perspectives that you will bring to HJSP, and how can HJSP help to support you in incorporating these perspectives in your professional development?
  7. What do you hope to contribute to the Health Justice Scholars Program?