Navigation Links
AMA Foundation Presents $10,000 Scholarships to Promising Medical Students
Date:8/11/2008

Physicians of Tomorrow Scholarship for Academic Excellence and Financial Need

CHICAGO, Aug. 11 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The American Medical Association (AMA) Foundation awarded Physicians of Tomorrow Scholarships to fifteen rising fourth-year medical students. Recipients were nominated by their medical school dean and chosen by a selection committee based upon their academic standing and financial status, as well as community involvement, letters of recommendation and personal statement. Each student will receive a $10,000 scholarship to help defray medical school expenses. The recipients are:

-- Puya Alikhani, Texas A&M Health Science Center College of Medicine

-- Diana Badillo, Stanford University School of Medicine

-- Andrew Barina, Saint Louis University School of Medicine

-- Karl Bezak, Vanderbilt University School of Medicine

-- Rozalina Grubina, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine

-- Nadia Hernandez, University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston

-- Stephanie Hu, Harvard Medical School

-- Arman Kilic, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine

-- Youssra Marjoua, Yale University School of Medicine

-- Monica Patton, University of Vermont College of Medicine

-- Janae Phelps, Howard University College of Medicine

-- Dominic Sanford, University of Missouri - Columbia

-- Javay Ross, UCLA Charles Drew University of Medicine and Science

-- Matthew Bivens, George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences

-- Helena Hart, University of California, San Francisco School of Medicine

"These medical students represent the very best of the next generation of U.S. physicians," said AMA Foundation President Jean Howard. "Their academic achievements as well as their leadership and volunteer activities speak to their commitment to make a difference in the medical profession."

As the philanthropic arm of the American Medical Association, the AMA Foundation has made it a priority to assist medical students in handling the rising cost of medical education. The Physicians of Tomorrow Scholarships were created in 2004 to provide financial assistance to medical students facing spiraling medical school debt. On average, medical students in the U.S. graduate with a debt load of nearly $140,000.

"The increase in average student debt loads and the declining availability of scholarship assistance threaten our ability to recruit and retain the best and brightest talent," said Howard. "High loan payments may deter students from following a career path into primary care medicine."

Since its founding in 1950, the AMA Foundation has advanced the health care of America through medical school scholarships, research grants and public health initiatives. Visit http://www.amafoundation.org for more information about the AMA Foundation's programs.


'/>"/>
SOURCE American Medical Association Foundation
Copyright©2008 PR Newswire.
All rights reserved

Related medicine news :

1. National Patient Safety Foundation Partners with Vocera Communications
2. R. P. Simmons Family Foundation Pledges $2 Million for New Childrens Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC Campus
3. Patient Advocate Foundation Launches Program to Help Uninsured Virginians with Chronic, Debilitating and Life-Threatening Illness Access Quality Healthcare
4. AIDS Healthcare Foundation Applauds City Commissioners Support of Diversity, Urges Call for Mayors Resignation
5. National Osteoporosis Foundation Teams Up With Ladies Home Journal Magazine to Launch a 10-city Mall Walk Tour
6. Judge Rules That Florida Disease Management Program Serving 8,000 HIV/AIDS Patients Should Be Re-bid, Says AIDS Healthcare Foundation
7. The Tug McGraw Foundation Announces 2007 Fundraising Gala
8. The Arthur M. Blank Family Foundation Pushes for Pre-K Expansion in Georgia
9. Cipla, Tell the Truth; AIDS Healthcare Foundation Launches New Ad Campaign
10. Survey From The Partnership and MetLife Foundation Reveals Important Role Todays Grandparents Play in Teens Lives
11. Exceptional Childrens Foundation Merger with Kayne Eras Center Creates One of States Most Comprehensive Nonprofits Serving the Disabled
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:5/3/2016)... ... May 03, 2016 , ... ProIntro Glitch is a ... X. Pixel Film Studios’ titles allow users to add a terrifying opener to any ... as boxes, lines and accents. To add greater contrast, all the user has to ...
(Date:5/3/2016)... ... May 03, 2016 , ... In April, Amerec launched ... latest technologies to help find the best steam and sauna solutions. , First, the ... responsive design. This improvement brings all of the site’s features, especially the Steam ...
(Date:5/3/2016)... ... 03, 2016 , ... Sue Desmond-Hellmann, chief executive officer of the Bill & ... of human possibility in her keynote address at Georgia State University’s spring commencement ... on her rich experience as a scientist, physician and executive, Desmond-Hellmann leads the Gates ...
(Date:5/3/2016)... ... ... For over 23 years, Doctors on Liens has committed to ... and therapists treating personal injury patients on a lien basis. With the recent addition ... in Santa Monica, Doctors on Liens is continuing that tradition. While the network ...
(Date:5/3/2016)... ... ... Calvary Hospital recently hosted a reception to mark a new music program ... Mary, Manning Walsh Home (MMW) in Manhattan. , During the school year, a ... once a week. The music brings a lot of joy to the patients, family ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:5/4/2016)... May 4, 2016 ... the  "Global Acute lymphocytic Leukemia Market and ... their offering.       (Logo: ... Lymphocytic Leukemia Market and Competitive Landscape Highlights ... Leukemia pipeline products, Acute Lymphocytic Leukemia epidemiology, ...
(Date:5/3/2016)... May 3, 2016  As a teenager, an active ... fever, which damaged his heart. He continued enjoying sports ... June 2013, Shepherd,s heart was giving out and he ... June 20, 2013, the Mesa, Arizona ... (TAH-t). Like a heart transplant, the SynCardia TAH-t is ...
(Date:5/3/2016)... May 3, 2016   Diplomat Pharmacy, Inc. (NYSE: DPLO) announced today that it is celebrating ... video of two patients who tell their personal story and encourage those at risk to ... Meet Jacque: Hepatitis C ... ... Diplomat Specialty Pharmacy (PRNewsFoto/Diplomat Pharmacy, Inc.) ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: