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ACMS Scholarship Winner Announced

Allegheny County Medical Society Foundation Awards Medical Student Scholarship

 

HARRISBURG, Pa. — Allegheny County Medical Society (ACMS) Foundation awarded a $4,000 scholarship to Gretchen Evans, daughter of James and Carolyn Evans, of Pittsburgh. She attends Drexel University College of Medicine, Philadelphia.

Evans, a regional delegate for the Pennsylvania Medical Society and the American Medical Association, intends to specialize in internal medicine. She said, "Organized medicine keeps me inspired as a nascent physician. Looking to the future, I plan to remain engaged in organized medicine and the processes that translate research to implementations and policies to improve public health."

Evans believes that strides that physicians make toward improving health policy on a national scale will result in improvements in the lives of countless individuals. "For now, I enjoy leadership positions that engage my enthusiasm for patient-oriented care, evidence-based medicine, and teaching. I look forward to contributing my energy to the coordination of care for individual and public health as a physician engaged in my community and organized medicine," she said.

In 2004, ACMS Foundation established this annual scholarship with $10,000 in seed money, which has grown to maturity thanks to generous contributions from the ACMS Foundation and local physicians. Eligibility includes status as a third- or fourth-year Pennsylvania medical student from Allegheny County; U.S. citizenship; and full-time enrollment in a Pennsylvania medical school.

The Foundation of the Pennsylvania Medical Society is pleased to administer the fund for ACMS Foundation. ACMS’s mission is to provide leadership and advocacy for patients and physicians.

The Foundation, a nonprofit affiliate of the Pennsylvania Medical Society, sustains the future of medicine in Pennsylvania by providing programs that support medical education, physician health, and excellence in practice. It has been helping to finance medical education for more than 60 years.

For information about this scholarship, call the Foundation’s Student Financial Services office at (717) 558-7854.

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Mission: The Foundation of the Pennsylvania Medical Society provides programs and services for individual physicians and others that improve the well-being of Pennsylvanians and sustain the future of medicine.