Physicians' Memorial Gift & Benevolence Fund
Physicians' Memorial Gift & Benevolence Fund (PMGBF) provides medical student and resident scholarships and trainings as well as oversees the Southern California Medical Museum. Our work helps alleviate the healthcare professional shortage in California and the Inland Empire and works towards closing the gap in healthcare disparity and increasing patient access to care.
PMGBF, a 501c3 California Nonprofit Public Benefit Corporation has three specific purposes:
- Explore the need of granting scholarships to students for medical education
- Grant financial aid and assistance to needy persons of San Bernardino County
- Support the research of and history of medicine, preserve the associated medical memorabilia, and promote and display the arts and crafts of physicians through financial contributions
PMGBF was proud to be recognized as a finalist through Assemblymember Eloise Gómez Reyes’ annual Non Profit of the Year ceremony on July 14, 2021. Thank you Assembly Majority Leader Gómez Reyes!
Bangasser Scholarship Fund
This scholarship honors a local physician who contributed to health care, medicine, his patients and his community. Medical students from Loma Linda University School of Medicine, University of California Riverside and Western University of Health Sciences College of Osteopathic Medicine who have completed two years of medical school are eligible to apply for the scholarship. Deadline for submission of application is March 30 each year. For additional information contact the SBCMS offices at 909-273-6000.
Download RPB Scholarship Application
Friends and colleagues who wish to honor the memory of Ronald Bangasser, M.D., a former president of the San Bernardino County Medical Society and the California Medical Association, are invited to contribute to the scholarship fund. Please mail your tax deductible donation to: Physicians' Memorial, Gift & Benevolence Fund (PMGBF), 1859 W. Redlands Blvd., Redlands CA 92373-3119. The tax ID number for the charitable organization handling the donation is 33-0219397.
In honor of the 15th anniversary of Dr. Ronald P. Bangasser's passing two scholarship were given in 2022. The two recipients were Henry Duran of University of Riverside School of Medicine (Class of 2024) and Alexandra Gacuya of California University of Science and Mecicine (Class of 2024). Each recipient received a $5,000 award. Congratulations Henry and Alexandra!