December 2020— Catherine Carragee medical student at UCD School of Medicine, received a 2021 STFM Foundation Student Scholarship from the Society of Teachers of Family Medicine (STFM).
This highly competitive scholarship is awarded to some of the best and brightest medical students from across the country. In addition to recognizing a strong commitment to academic family medicine through scholastic, volunteer, and leadership pursuits, this award acknowledges the recipient’s strong potential for a career in academic medicine. Only 35 awards were given for 2021.
Dr. Kristen Hood Watson, MD, chair of the 2021 STFM Conference on Medical Student Education, added, “All scholarship recipients receive free registration to attend the virtual conference scheduled for February 1-3, 2021.”
Catherine Carragee plans to present a poster at the conference, titled: Evidenced-based Red Flags for Falls Associated with Low Back Pain: a Teachable Moment for Medical Students
“The 2021 Medical Student Education Steering Committee congratulates both Catherine Carragee and University College Dublin School of Medicine on this award,” added Watson.
STFM is a national community of academic leaders committed to developing a family medicine workforce prepared to serve as the foundation of America’s health care system. STFM members include physicians, physician assistants, nurse practitioners, behavioral health specialists, researchers, nurses, health system executives, administrators, fellows, residents, students, and others involved in the education of family physicians.
To learn more about the award: stfm.org/foundation/home
To learn more about the Conference on Medical Student: stfm.org/mse
To learn more about STFM: stfm.org