Eight seniors at the Medical College of Georgia at Georgia Regents University who will become family medicine physicians have been awarded scholarship funds through the David S. Sowell, M.D., Faculty Development and Scholarship Endowment in the MCG Department of Family Medicine.
The Georgia Academy of Family Physicians Educational Foundation established the endowment in the Department of Family Medicine to honor Sowell, a 1952 MCG graduate and founding member of the foundation from Hampton, Ga., who has a 60-plus year career in family medicine.
Funds will help offset tuition and other educational costs. The scholarship funds are part of a larger endowment to support faculty development in the MCG Department of Family Medicine.
“Dr. Sowell is a great physician, role model and inspiration for all us working to provide front-line care to patients,” said Dr. Joseph Hobbs, Department Chairman and Senior Associate Dean for Primary Care and Community Affairs at MCG. “His legacy and this endowment will help inspire and develop the next generation of family medicine physicians.”
Senior recipients and where they will complete their family medicine training include, Carolyn Anne Curtis, Marshall University School of Medicine, West Virginia; Michelle Camille Forrester, Medical Center of Columbus, Ga.; Zhihua “Bobby” He, AnMed Health, Anderson, S.C.; Kaitlyn Rebecca Ike, Ventura County Medical Center, California; Gordy Leon, Medical Center of Central Georgia, Mercer University School of Medicine, Macon, Ga.; Jedidiah Colter Litsey, Trident Medical Center, Charleston, S.C; Joe Henry Livingston IV, Floyd Medical Center, Rome, Ga.; and Tiera Alisa Williams, Phoebe Putney Memorial Hospital, Albany, Ga.
To contribute to the endowment, visit: http://www.mcgfoundation.org/.