Charles River District Medical Society

Charles River District Medical Society Officers 2015-2016

President: Mawya Shocair, M.D.
Vice President:  Laura McCann, M.D.
Secretary:   Sally A. Sveda, M.D.
Treasurer:  Brian M. Marriott, M.D.

Contact Information

Mailing Address: 860 Winter Street, Waltham, MA 02451-1414
Telephone Numbers: 781-434-7211, 800-944-5562

District Event/Activity Contact: Linda Howard, Manager 

CRDMS Scholarship Program Criteria

The Charles River District Medical Society Program is available to any medical school student enrolled at an approved US institution who is a legal resident of one of the five towns comprising the district: Needham, Newton, Waltham, Wellesley, and Weston. Applications must be received before December 31st of the sophomore or junior year.   If the scholarship is awarded in the sophomore year it may be renewable for the junior year upon reapplication and at the discretion of the Committee on Medical Education. The scholarship is awarded at the Charles River District Annual Meeting in April.

  1. A Curriculum vitae which must include: legal address, high school and date of graduation; medical school and expected date of graduation.
  2. A letter which includes a statement of personal goal.
  3.  A copy of the Graduate and Professional School Financial Aid Service Form or a financial aid form of equivalent informational value (not the summary page).  Financial information is expected to be comprehensive (this should include parents' resources).
  4. A letter from the financial aid officer of the medical school with detailed verification of financial need.
  5. A statement of academic standing from the medical school.
  6. A letter of recommendation from a district society member or a faculty member.

Mail completed applications to:
Massachusetts Medical Society
Northeast Regional Office
860 Winter Street
Waltham, MA 02451-1411

Charles River District News

Wellesley Council on AgingThe Wellesley Council on Aging (COA) recently received a $3,000.00 donation from the Charles River District Medical Society.  This donation has been designated for residents of Wellesley over the age of 60 who are experiencing financial hardships.  The gift is specifically intended to assist with heating and utility costs or other related emergencies.  In previous years, the Charles River District Medical Society donated funds to support the Wellesley COA transportation programs.  The Wellesley COA is most grateful for their continued support.  It is gifts like this that enable our organization to better meet the needs of Wellesley’s older adults.  Pictured left to right Hubert I. Caplan, M.D. and Gayle Thieme, Director of Senior Services, Wellesley Council on Aging.

Ruth Liberfarb, Joshua Agranat, Darshan H. Mehta

Charles River District awarded the George Katsas scholarship at their Annual Meeting on April 7, 2015.  Pictured left to right are Ruth Liberfarb, M.D., chair of the Charles River District Scholarship Committee, Joshua Agranat, 3rd year medical student at BU School of Medicine and Darshan H. Mehta, M.D, M.P.H., President Charles River District Medical Society.

2015 Community Clinician of the Year Award RubensteinCharles River District Medical Society presented Joel J. Rubenstein, M.D. with  2015 Community Clinician of the Year Award at their 2015 Annual Meeting on April 7, 2015.  Pictured left to right are:  Hubert I. Caplan, M.D., Joel J. Rubenstein, M.D., Judy Rubenstein, Ph.D., and Darshan H. Mehta, M.D., M.P.H., President, Charles River District.

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