Medical Society Foundation Announces Scholarship Winners
The Lancaster Medical Society Foundation, a foundation of Lancaster City & County Medical Society, is pleased to announce the recipients of the 2018 Foundation Scholarships. These students have earned numerous academic and leadership awards, and they have been involved in research and clinical experiences.
Fuhrman, of Bainbridge, is a rising second-year, dual degree medical student at the Lewis Katz School of Medicine at Temple University. In addition to her MD, she is working toward a MA in Urban Bioethics, with a focus on women's health in underserved urban populations.
Sara believes that becoming a physician is, "a commitment to a life of service.” She states that she is, "humbled by every patient encounter, either as a medical student or a volunteer at a downtown clinic. There is nothing greater to me than to know I made a genuine, positive impact on someone who needed help.”
She cites her love for learning as at least partly why she chose a career in medicine - - a field encouraging lifelong learning.
Miller of New Holland, is a Messiah College graduate that recently completely his first year of medical school at University of Maryland. He states that helping others has been a primary focus of his life and he decided to become a physician when he was in the 9th grade.
In addition to his coursework, Miller shadows community primary care physicians and volunteers at a clinic in Baltimore, making calls to the uninsured, with no access to health care, to link them to a local medical outreach clinic.
"I want to train in internal medicine, open my own practice to provide the most comprehensive, cost-effective preventative care possible," said Miller. "My passion as a doctor is helping patients avoid tragic illness and death, keeping families safe, happy and out of the hospital.”
Lee, of Lancaster, is a student at Morsani College of Medicine at University of South Florida. He cites his time volunteering for hospice as confirming his career path, one that will allow him to fight against disease, reduce pain and promote quality of life.
"Hospice taught me that how and with whom one spends their time is the greatest gift one can give,” shared Lee. "Time spent with patients there demonstrated that the gaps where medicine falls short can bill filled with human connection. In overcoming sickness, medicine brings people together, and it is through medicine that our ability to support and build meaningful relationships - - what makes us most human - - shines brightest.”
Lancaster Medical Society Foundation scholarships are given to residents of Lancaster County who are attending allopathic or osteopathic medical schools. Applicants must demonstrate academic achievement, exhibit good character and motivation, and show financial need.
The Scholarship Foundation is generously supported by the Lancaster County medical community, through hospitals and health systems, group practices, individual medical society members, and local businesses support the fund.