YouTube views fund student scholarships

By Roman Petrowski, Office of Communications

McGovern YouTube Page

Each time you watch a video on the McGovern Medical School YouTube Channel, you will be helping to fund scholarships for future Medical School students.

The Medical School YouTube Channel was officially accepted for partnership on Jan. 20, 2022, meaning the account is eligible for monetization through ad revenue. Eligibility for monetization requires channels to have more than 1,000 subscribers and for individuals to watch 4,000 or more hours of the channel’s videos over a 12-month period.

After acceptance for partnership, channels are eligible for advertisers to run ads on videos, with each ad view generating revenue for the account. When the channel accumulates a certain amount of money, proceeds are sent directly to the McGovern Medical School student scholarship fund to attract the best and brightest prospective medical students. More than $100 has been generated for the scholarship fund.

“The Medical School lags behind our peers in providing student scholarships. This program is just one way for us to become more competitive and help our students,” said Richard Andrassy, MD, executive dean ad interim.

Be sure to visit the McGovern Medical School YouTube channel and click the red “Subscribe” button.