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ACS announces 2016 Oweida Scholarship recipient



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.

Dr. Chayanin Musikasinthorn
Dr. Chayanin Musikasinthorn

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 Congress.

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 The application deadline for the 2017 Oweida Scholarship is December 15, 2016.

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