Established in 2007 by Dr. Carlos Ayers, a housestaff and faculty member, along with his wife, Mary Jo Ayers, with a $100,000 gift. Scholarships are provided to medical students who have an interest in internal medicine, pediatrics, or neurology. If none of these criteria can be met, then need-based awards may be presented. Students interested in surgery are excluded. The first scholarship was disbursed in 2008.