The Nishant Fozdar Scholarship for Clerkship Students

Nishant Fozdar was a third year medical student at the University of Toronto. Those that knew him, describe him as a hardworking individual who genuinely loved learning medicine and had a passion for research. Giving back to his community was always a priority for Nishant. Whether through being a TA, MCAT tutor, or even informally as a big brother, he would often dedicate his time to mentoring younger students and help them achieve their goals. This compassion and drive to better his community shone through in his leadership qualities. He led various initiatives both on and off campus, including awareness campaigns for one of his greatest interests, HIV/AIDS. Nishant will be remembered not only for his ability to excel as a learner in medicine, but also for his altruistic desire to go the extra mile to positively impact those around him.

Guidelines: OMSA aims to foster conversation about the changing needs of health care. This essay contest is open to clerkship students enrolled full-time in an Ontario medical school. All works must be previously unpublished and relate to the specified theme. Essay submissions must be a maximum of 500 words. Submissions can be sent electronically to The winner will receive a $500 Ontario Leaders Scholarship, be announced at OMSW and their article will be published in Scrub-In.

Theme: What is the most common disease or injury that you have seen in clerkship that you believe to be preventable and how would we go about preventing it?

Deadline: October 9, 2013