Top medical student receives highest scholastic award
The College of Family Physicians of Canada (CFPC) will honour Kate Morgan (Meds '09) as a recipient of the 2008 CFPC Medical Student Scholarship on Saturday, Nov. 29 at the CFPC's annual Family Medicine Forum held in Toronto.
Ms. Morgan was the first director of the Family Medicine Interest Group (FMIG) at Queen's and is a member of the CFPC's Section of Medical Students (SOMS). Working with Kingston Frontenac Lennox and Addington Public Health, she helped to develop information for high school students educating them about the Pap test and pelvic exam. Last year she was involved with a research project at the Women's College Hospital, investigating how issues of sexuality and gender identity affect the physician-patient relationship. She also received the Aesculapian Society Leadership Award in recognition for her dedication to her student community.
Ms. Morgan is one of 17 top medical students pursuing a career in family medicine to receive the College's highest scholastic award this year. One student from each Canadian medical school is awarded a $10,000 scholarship plus travel and expenses to attend the 2008 Family Medicine Forum.
"At a time that Canada desperately needs more family doctors, the CFPC is proud to recognize excellence among medical students with this scholarship to help support their medical education and training," said CFPC President Ruth Wilson, who is a professor of Family Medicine at Queen's. "The College is committed to encouraging more medical students to pursue a rewarding career in family medicine. We commend these outstanding medical students for their academic achievements and welcome them as the next generation of family doctors to provide healthcare to Canadians."
The CFPC Medical Student Scholarships are made possible through the generous support of Scotiabank and the CFPC's Research & Education Foundation.