Medical Students Receive Scott & White Scholarships

June 18, 2004

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John Holder, The Texas A&M University SystemHealth Science Center, 979-458-0669
A&M Health Science Center Medical Students Receive Scott & White Scholarships
Four medical students at the College of Medicine of The Texas A&M University System Health Science Center received Scott & White Medicine Scholarships during a special presentation in the College of Medicine lobby in Temple on June 16. John Starr, M.D., professor of medicine, awarded a $2,000 scholarship to each of the following: fourth-year medical students Kit Y. Lim and Chris Kneip, and third-year medical students Monty Shah and Jedidiah J. Gisel.
Kneip is from Temple and received a B.S. in exercise physiology from Texas A&M University. Before he started medical school, he worked in cardiac rehabilitation at Scott & White for a year and a half. Kneip serves as vice president of the class of 2005. He intends to pursue a career in orthopedic surgery.
Lim received a B.S. in biology from Stanford University in 1996 and a M.A. in microbiology from the University of Texas at Austin in 1999. She has worked as a laboratory technologist for the International Nepal Fellowship in Kathmandu, Nepal, and as an associate scientist with Sulzer Biologics, where she worked on developing new intervertebral disc repair therapies. Lim has been published twice in the Journal of Neurovirology.
Gisel, from North Richland Hills, Texas, earned a B.S. in biomedical engineering at Texas A&M University, graduating with honors. He participated in a mentorship program at Texas A&M’s Lowry Mays College of Business, studying health care improvement research, and also served as a missionary for his church in Sweden for two years, between his first and second years in college.
Monty Shah, a native of Miami, Florida, grew up in Nocona, Texas. He received his bachelor of science degree in biochemistry (with honors) from the University of Texas in 2002. Shah has been very active as a College of Medicine student, serving as the Class of 2006 Curriculum Committee representative, a member of the Student Faculty Relations and Health Circus-Immunizations Committees, and as Ambassador to the Dean of Admissions.
The Scott & White Foundation has awarded the scholarships in medicine to four students each year for the past five years in recognition of outstanding medical student achievements. The scholarship is for the term of the medical students’ medical education.
The Texas A&M University System Health Science Center provides the state with health education, outreach and research. Its five components, located in communities throughout Texas, are the College of Medicine, Baylor College of Dentistry, the Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences, the Institute of Biosciences and Technology and the School of Rural Public Health.
Scott & White is one of the largest multi-specialty group practices in the United States, and was established December 29, 1897, by Dr. Arthur C. Scott and Dr. Raleigh White Jr. The mission of Scott & White is to provide personalized comprehensive high-quality health care enhanced by medical education and research.

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