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 by May 15, 2022 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 June 1st. Awards will be distributed at the SCMS Annual Ceremony in June 2022.

Application Deadline: May 15th, 2022

Please submit materials to


This year’s award honors Dr. Elise Korman, MD who served as SCMS’s first female president in 1985 since the society’s inception in 1806. Dr. Korman  was not only an active member of the American Academy of Family Physicians, she was a charter AAFP Fellow who went on to become Suffolk County’s AFP president and then president of AFP of New York State. She served on MSSNY’s leadership team and on numerous national medical committees. For over 20 years, Dr. Korman served as the Deputy Medical Examiner for Suffolk County. She supported Southampton Village on the Board of Appeals and through her retirement, continued serving the community. Dr. Korman was a true pioneer for women in both medical and government sectors.

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Elise Korman, MD