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Announcing the Inaugural Dr. Samuel Clanton Scholarship for Medical Students

Gainesville Florida's Samuel Clanton Gives Back With Scholarship Fund

In a bid to foster academic excellence and nurture the next generation of medical pioneers, the esteemed Dr. Samuel Clanton proudly introduces the inaugural Dr. Samuel Clanton Scholarship for Medical Students. This prestigious scholarship, with a one-time award of $1,000, aims to recognize outstanding undergraduate students across the nation who demonstrates exemplary dedication to academic excellence, compassionate patient care, and innovative thinking in healthcare.

Named after the distinguished Dr. Samuel Clanton, MD PhD, a revered figure in the medical community renowned for his groundbreaking contributions to both medicine and robotics, this scholarship embodies a commitment to excellence, compassion, and innovation in healthcare.

Criteria for Eligibility

To be eligible for the Dr. Samuel Clanton Scholarship, applicants must meet the following stringent criteria:

  1. Academic Excellence: Demonstrate a strong academic record and a steadfast commitment to excellence in medical studies.
  2. Passion for Patient Care: Exhibit a genuine passion for patient care and a profound desire to make a positive impact on the lives of others.
  3. Innovation in Healthcare: Show a keen interest in the convergence of technology and medicine, with a specific focus on how innovative technologies can enhance patient outcomes and healthcare delivery.

Moreover, applicants are required to submit an insightful essay, addressing how advancements in technology are shaping the future of medicine, encompassing potential benefits, challenges, and ethical considerations associated with integrating technology into healthcare practices. Additionally, applicants are encouraged to share their visionary perspectives on leveraging technology to tackle current and future healthcare challenges.

About Dr. Samuel Clanton

Dr. Samuel Clanton, MD PhD, is a luminary in the medical field, celebrated for his remarkable contributions to medicine and robotics. With a diverse background spanning physical medicine, rehabilitation, and robotics, Dr. Clanton epitomizes the ethos of innovation and excellence in healthcare. His illustrious career includes esteemed positions such as Assistant Professor of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation at Virginia Commonwealth University, Medical Director of Brain Injury and Neurologic Rehabilitation at Sheltering Arms Institute, and several roles with NASA.

A testament to his dedication to advancing medical knowledge and enhancing patient care, Dr. Samuel Clanton’s accolades include the Harris Resident Award for academic excellence and the Best Bedside Manner award from OurHealth Magazine.

Deadline and Winner Announcement

The deadline to apply for the Dr. Samuel Clanton Scholarship is January 15, 2025. The esteemed winner of this scholarship will be announced on February 15, 2025.


The Dr. Samuel Clanton Scholarship was established to honor Dr. Samuel Clanton’s extraordinary legacy and to empower the next generation of medical leaders. Through this scholarship, Dr. Clanton aims to recognize and support passionate medical students who share his unwavering commitment to excellence, compassion, and innovation in healthcare.

For more information about the Dr. Samuel Clanton Scholarship for Medical Students and to apply, please visit

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