10 medical students win AMA Foundation scholarships

NEWS IN BRIEF — Posted Sept. 25, 2006

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As part of its effort to provide medical students financial assistance, the American Medical Association Foundation recently awarded nine medical students with $10,000 scholarships and one student with a $5,000 scholarship.

The $10,000 Physicians of Tomorrow Scholarships were given to seven fourth-year medical students based on their personal commitment, scholastic achievement and financial need. Two students received the $10,000 scholarships based on other merits. The Audio Digest Foundation Award recognizes a student who is committed to mentoring or teaching; the Rock Sleyster Award recognizes a student interested in psychiatry.

The 2006 Physicians of Tomorrow Scholarships winners are:

Jonathan Amiel, Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons in New York City, Rock Sleyster Award.

Jaime Cavallo, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, Audio-Digest Award.

Ivan Davis, Virginia Commonwealth University School of Medicine in Richmond.

David Edwards, Duke University School of Medicine in Durham, N.C.

Marie Jeoboam, Florida State University College of Medicine in Tallahassee.

Karen Morris, Yale University School of Medicine in New Haven, Conn.

Hiral Patel, University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey-New Jersey Medical School in Newark.

Naima Rehman, University of Michigan Medical School in Ann Arbor.

Heather Smith, University of Massachusetts Medical School in Worcester.

The AMA Foundation also presented the Arthur N. Wilson, MD, Scholarship to Jessica Arasmith, a fourth-year medical student at the University of Washington School of Medicine in Seattle.

The $5,000 scholarship is awarded annually to an outstanding medical student who graduated with academic honors from a high school in Southeast Alaska.

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