Rehab resident earns AMA honor
Third-year resident Dr. Maurice G. Sholas, rehabilitation medicine, has been selected to receive the 2001 American Medical Association (AMA) Foundation Leadership Award. The AMA selects only 25 medical students and residents each year for the honor, which includes attendance at the AMA National Leadership Conference in Washington, D.C. The chairman of rehabilitation medicine, Dr. Nicolas Walsh, wrote a letter of support that helped to obtain the award.
"I was very pleasantly surprised to receive this honor," said Dr. Sholas. "The conference will allow me to network and to hone my leadership skills for whatever advocacy roles I may be involved with in the future." Attendees will participate in workshops and meet with members of Congress regarding issues including patient safety, funding for graduate medical education and student loan deferment. In Dr. Sholas' case, he also will be able to meet with family members, including his parents and sister who live in the Washington area.
Originally from Baton Rouge, La., Dr. Sholas hopes to pursue further training in pediatric rehabilitation following completion of his fourth year of residency.