Middleton, Danvers Women are Awarded Scholarships from Essex South District Medical Society

Waltham – April 25th – Two local women, Emily A. Mann of Middleton and Elizabeth J. Burgess of Danvers, have been selected as the 2017 winners of the Essex South District Medical Society’s Medical Student Scholarships, presented by area physicians to local residents attending medical school.  Each will receive $5,000 toward their medical education.

The scholarships are awarded to medical school students who have resided in a local community for at least five years prior to college and who have a desire to return to the area to practice medicine. 

Emily MannMs. Mann is a student at Boston University School of Medicine with an expected graduation date of 2020.  She is a 2010 graduate of Masconomet Regional High School and received her bachelor of arts degree in biology from Boston University in 2014.  As an undergraduate, she served as Vice President of the Eta Phi Chapter of Kappa Delta, a national organization for women focusing on leadership, citizenship, and community service.  In medical school, her activities include being a leader in BU’s Sidekicks Program, aiding patients and families coping with sickle cell anemia.  She has also assisted in research projects at Brigham and Women’s Hospital and Boston Medical Center and is currently a volunteer in the Massachusetts General Hospital’s Continuous Care Initiative for quality improvement at the hospital. 

Elizabeth BurgessMs. Burgess attends Wake Forest School of Medicine in Winston-Salem, North Carolina and is scheduled to graduate in 2019.  A 2009 graduate of Danvers High School, she received her bachelor of science degree in genetics, summa cum laude, from the University of New Hampshire with membership in Phi Beta Kappa.  Among several activities in medical school, she has participated in the Himalayan Health Exchange, working at local clinics in India, and traveled on a Medical Mission Trip to Haiti. She is also class representative for the Wake Forest Chapter of Operation Smile, an organization that works with local medical professionals, governments, and hospitals around the world to provide safe surgery and health care for children.

The Essex South District Medical Society is one of 20 district medical societies across Massachusetts that are part of the Massachusetts Medical Society, the statewide association of physicians with more than 25,000 physicians and student members.

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