The principal purpose of our Scholar program is to financially assist Special Operations Forces (SOF) thereby lowering the barriers of entry into medical school. However, becoming a Scholar doesn't just award financial assistance. It provides full access to each of the other programs, as well as networking opportunities that provides Scholars with shadowing experiences, virtual attendance to grand rounds, and a myriad of other options that will benefit the Scholar in their medical school application an beyond into their residency.
How do we choose our Scholars?
1. Selection Process: Ensuring the right people join SOFtoSOM will facilitate the overall success of the organization; it is the Selection Committee's job to find those right people. This novel selection has been developed with an operation psychologist that has been involved in hiring for both Joint Special Operations Command (JSOC) and NASA. The exact process is kept separate from the other programs to ensure an honest and fair assessment of each applicant. However, applicants can expect an initial written application, followed by an invitation for a virtual interview. Our objective scoring criteria fairly assesses and selects Scholars based on a holistic approach.
For more information email us at info@SOFtoSOM.org