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ACS announces 2016 Oweida
The Executive Committee of the American College of Surgeons (ACS) Board
of Governors has selected the recipient of the 2016 Nizar N. Oweida, MD,
FACS, Scholarship of the ACS—Chayanin Musikasinthorn, MD, MPH, FACS,
a general and trauma/critical care surgeon, Gallup Indian Medical Center,
NM. Dr. Musikasinthorn is a commissioned officer of the U.S. Public Health
Service and provides surgical services to members of the local First Nation
population, the Navajo people.
The scholarship will enable Dr. Musikasinthorn to attend Clinical
Congress 2016, October 16− 20 in Washington, DC, to enhance her ability to
provide quality surgical care to patients. She will give a presentation at the
Scholarships Committee meeting and the Rural Surgery Forum at Clinical
The Oweida Scholarship was established in 1998 in memory of
Dr. Oweida, a general surgeon from a small town in western Pennsylvania.
The $5,000 award subsidizes attendance at the annual Clinical Congress,
including Postgraduate Course fees.
The Oweida Scholarship provides young surgeons who practice in rural
communities with the opportunity to attend the Clinical Congress and benefit
from its educational experiences. It is awarded annually.
The requirements for this award are posted to the College website at facs.
org/member-services/scholarships/special/oweida. The application deadline for the
2017 Oweida Scholarship is December 15, 2016. ♦
JUN 2016 BULLETIN American College of Surgeons