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Madison (April 10, 2014) – The Wisconsin Medical Society Foundation named Lynn Stiff as its 2014 Presidential Scholar. A student at the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health in Madison, Stiff received an engraved award along with a $3,000 scholarship to assist with her educational expenses.
Foundation President David Falk, MD, presented the award during the Wisconsin Medical Society’s Annual Meeting on April 5 at the KI Center in Green Bay. The Presidential Scholar Award recognizes a student entering his or her fourth year of medical school who has exemplified the attributes, skills and desire to become a leader in the medical profession in Wisconsin.
In addition to her academic excellence, Stiff has been involved with the American Medical Association Medical Student Section and the Wisconsin Medical Society. She has served as a student representative on the Wisconsin Medical Society Board and on its Council on Quality and Population Health Obesity Policy subcommittee. Working with the subcommittee, she was directly involved in amending and improving the Society’s obesity policy in 2013. She and other medical students also drafted resolutions on health literacy that have been adopted.
“Lynn is an outstanding medical student who has clearly demonstrated her commitment and talents, not only as a physician in training, but also as a leader among her peers and while working in a professional setting. Her list of awards, leadership and service is truly remarkable. She is most deserving to be recognized,” wrote Patrick Remington, MD, associate dean for public health at the UW School of Medicine and Public Health, in his nomination.
Stiff intends to practice in the Fox Valley area of Wisconsin to be close to family and is most interested in Family Medicine and Obstetrics & Gynecology. She plans to be involved as a leader in the community and to continue her involvement with organized medicine.
The Wisconsin Medical Society Foundation, chartered in 1955 as a charitable organization, works to advance the health of the people of Wisconsin by supporting medical and health education and statewide public health initiatives.