HARRISBURG, Pa. — Lehigh County resident Ramzy T. Nagle received the $2,500 Lehigh County Medical Auxiliary's Scholarship and Educational Fund, Inc. (LeCoMASE) Medical Student Scholarship offered through The Foundation of the Pennsylvania Medical Society. Nagle, daughter of Ken and Ramzy Burns of New Tripoli, is a medical student at Sidney Kimmel Medical College at Thomas Jefferson University, Philadelphia. Nagle plans to specialize in general surgery.
She said, "Throughout my medical career, I hope to provide compassionate and competent care as a physician. I hope to never lose the 'sense of duty' for my patients that I feel now. As I continue through my medical training, I hope to seek out and learn from the doctors that exemplify the type of physician that I would like to be. I am striving and will continue to strive to meet the needs of all of my patients, no matter how basic they may seem. Above all, I hope to know my patients first as people, and then shape my medical care appropriately."
This award is possible, thanks to contributions from the Lehigh County Medical Auxiliary's Scholarship and Educational Fund, Inc. LeCoMASE established this fund within the Foundation to assist Lehigh County residents with the cost of attending medical school. LeCoMASE, a non-profit corporation based in Allentown, Pa., was formed in the late 1960s to help qualified members of the community meet the cost of earning a medical or nursing degree.
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.
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.