The Doctors Of Tomorrow Program (D.O.T.) is a county-wide High School senior student educational program run by the Suffolk Academy of Medicine, to provide personal, firsthand, encouraging information on what it takes to become a doctor.

Over $3,000 in Scholarships

Three $1,000 scholarships are paid to the medical school of the winning recipients upon registration. The selection of the best all-around candidates in Suffolk County and their alternates are based upon: Interest in Medicine, Extra-Curricular Activities, Academic Ability, their Essay, and the “A Day With A Doctor” Physician’s Evaluation. The Suffolk Academy of Medicine also selects three alternates who are awarded the $1,000 scholarship only in the event the scholarship winners do not attend medical school.

Edith Friedman Scholarship:

The Edith Friedman Scholarship ($300) is given to a high school senior with outstanding community service.

Robert A. Scher, M.D. Scholarship:

The Robert A. Scher, M.D., Scholarship ($200) is given to a high school senior who has demonstrated a keen interest in school or local government and politics.

Essay Awards:

An impartial panel of physicians review the entries from each student. Three awards of $300, $200 and $100 will be presented by the Suffolk Academy of Medicine.

To read more information about the Doctors of Tomorrow Program, CLICK HERE.



The Suffolk County Medical Society & The Suffolk Academy of Medicine are proud to announce the inaugural PAST PRESIDENTS AWARD.

The award is for medical students or residents from Suffolk County who have demonstrated a strong commitment to public health and community service.

The Suffolk County Medical Society will support two $500 awards each year to a medical student and/or medical resident whose primary residence is in Suffolk County.

Interested applicants should submit a copy of their CV with their home address, as well as a personal statement of 500 words or less describing their interest and commitment to public health and their career goals.

Applications will be reviewed by the Executive Board of the Suffolk County Medical Society and awardees will be notified of their acceptance by May 15th. Awards will be distributed at the SCMS Annual Dinner on June 4, 2021.

Application Deadline: April 1st, 2021

Please submit materials to

This year's award honors Bruce Berlin, MD who served as SCMS President 1990-1992 and 2017-2018. Dr. Berlin was a MSSNY Delegate 1988-2020, Clinical Instructor of Family Medicine at Stonybrook University 1984-2000 and held his private practice in Huntington, Long Island. A champion of public health and physician advocacy. Dr. Berlin was an advisor to many Suffolk County officials and continued to serve the medical community throughout his retirement.


Bruce Berlin, MD