Boston, Mass. – March 29th – The Massachusetts Medical Society has selected 16 fourth-year medical school students as Massachusetts Medical Society Scholars for 2017. Each will receive $10,000.
Applicants were selected by their
respective Massachusetts medical schools as meeting MMS award criteria that
includes academic achievement, community service, and financial need. Four MMS
Selection Committees — comprised of MMS officers, members of MMS education
committees, representatives of the MMS student section, and Continuing
Education & Certification staff — took into consideration each student’s
Statement of Purpose, references, and interview.
Since the inception of the MMS Scholars
Program in 1993, nearly $2 million have been granted to more than 200 students
from Massachusetts medical schools.
The 2017 honorees,
their previous academic achievements, and selected accomplishments.
University School of Medicine
Abou-Arraj, A.B. in History, Harvard College. At Boston University,
Alpha Omega Alpha and Gold Humanism Honor Society; Tutor in anatomy and
neuroscience; Recipient, Global Health Summer Scholarship.
A. Faller, B.S. in Biomedical Engineering, Boston University.
Medical Student Peer Advisor and Student
Leader of Outreach Van Project. As undergraduate, member of Engineering and Bioengineering
honor societies. Vice President, Boston, Alpha Eta Mu Beta, National
Bioengineering Honor Society.
McInnis, B.A., magna
cum laude with honors in Psychology, Skidmore College. At Boston University, Alpha Omega Alpha and
Medical Student Peer Advisor. First place, Medical Student Research Poster,
Massachusetts Neurologic Association.
I. Shankar, B.A. magna
cum laude, Political Science and South Asia Studies, University of Pennsylvania; M.P.H., Harvard
T.H. Chan School of Public Health. At Boston University, Gold Humanism in
Medicine Award; Recipient, American Medical Women’s Association Scholarship.
S. Ha, B.S. in Biology, magna cum laude, Phi Beta Kappa, Duke University. Harvard Medical
School Scholars in Medicine. Fellowship
Award, Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Medical Student Training in Aging Research
McLaughlin, B.A., magna
cum laude, East Asian Studies, M.P.H., Health Policy and Administration,
Yale University. Fulbright Scholar. Recipient, Charles Janeway Prize for
Osman, B.A., International Development Strategy, B.S.
Molecular and Cellular Biology, B.S. Psychology, summa cum laude, University
of Arizona. Candidate for M.P.P., Harvard Kennedy School of Government. Fulbright Scholar. American Medical Women’s
Association, National Student President and Student Leadership Award.
M. Ruman, B.A., magna
cum laude, Organismic and Evolutionary Biology, Harvard College. Harvard College Scholar. Recipient, Harvard Kennedy School Deland
Award; Health Education Volunteer of the Year Award, Community Health. Recipient, Harvard Center for Primary Care
School of Medicine
Benudis, B.A., magna
cum laude, Phi Beta Kappa, Community Health and Spanish, Tufts
University. Student teacher, Tufts
University School of Medicine; President, Psychiatry Interest Group; Women’s
Health Counselor, Sharewood Clinic; President, Massachusetts Medical Society
Medical Students Section.
M. Kuzmuk, A.B., cum
laude, Psychology, Harvard College. John Harvard Scholar, Division I
All-Academic Honoree. At Tufts University School of Medicine, Alpha Omega Alpha
and Student Member of Admissions Committee; Student Representative, Education
Jessica Gonzalez, B.S., summa cum laude, Biology, Tufts University. At Tufts University
School of Medicine, Alpha Omega Alpha; Co-Founder and President of Tufts
Interpreter Program; Treasurer of Student Council; President, Medical Spanish
Club; Tutor to first-year medical students.
Eung-Mi Lee, B.A., cum laude, Philosophy and English, Boston College; M.B.A., Heller
School, Brandeis University (2017); At Boston College, Order of the Cross and
Crown honor society; Bemis University Award for Service. At Tufts, member of Admissions Committee;
President, Medical Students for Choice.
Massachusetts Medical School
Finke, B.S., cum
laude, Health Sciences, Massachusetts College of Pharmacy and Health
Sciences. At UMass, Gold Humanism Honor Society; Recipient, Ettensohn Memorial
Scholarship and AMA Foundation Scholars Scholarship. Student Board Member, Worcester Free Clinic
Long, B.A. Dartmouth College; M.S., Biomedical Sciences, Tufts University. At
UMass, Gold Humanism Honor Society; Recipient, Dr. Sanfrey Lilyestrom Award and
Martin Luther King Semester of Service Student Award; Member of the Year,
Region VII, Student National Medical Association.
G. Noujaim, B.S. summa
cum laude, Phi Beta Kappa, Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, University
of Massachusetts, Amherst. M.Sc., Biology, McGill University. At UMass Medical
School, Student Body Council Representative, Admissions Interviewer, Student
Member of Associate Dean of Students Search Committee.
M. Temple, B.S., summa
cum laude, Behavioral Neuroscience, Northeastern University. At UMass, Gold
Humanism Honor Society; Recipient, Dr. Samuel Pickens Ward and Dr. M. Elizabeth
Fletcher Award, Worcester District Medical Society. Co-founder, UMass Medical
School Refugee Teen Mentoring Program; Board member, Worcester Refugee
The Massachusetts Medical
Society, with some 25,000 physicians and student members, is dedicated to
educating and advocating for the patients and physicians of Massachusetts. The
Society, under the auspices of NEJM Group, publishes the New England Journal of
Medicine, a leading global medical journal and web site, and Journal Watch
alerts and newsletters covering 13 specialties. The Society is also a leader in
continuing medical education providing accredited and certified activities
across the globe for physicians and other health care professionals. Founded in 1781, MMS is the oldest
continuously operating medical society in the country. For more information
please visit www.massmed.org, www.nejm.org, or www.jwatch.org.