John M. McBee, MD, FACS, a general surgeon practicing in Pendleton, OR, has been selected to receive the 2014 Nizar N. Oweida, MD, FACS, Scholarship of the American College of Surgeons (ACS). Dr. McBee has provided broad-based surgical care to the people of Pendleton, a ranching and farming community, for 20 years. He is delighted that the scholarship will allow him to attend Clinical Congress 2014, both to polish his surgical skills and to interact with academic and community surgeons from many countries. Dr. McBee will make a presentation before the Scholarships Committee and the Rural Surgery Forum during Clinical Congress.
The Oweida Scholarship was established in 1998 in memory of Dr. Oweida, a general surgeon from a small town in western Pennsylvania. The $5,000 award subsidizes attendance at the annual Clinical Congress, including Postgraduate Course fees.
The Oweida Scholarship is intended to help young surgeons practicing in rural communities to attend the Clinical Congress and benefit from its educational experiences. The Executive Committee of the Board of Governors awards the Oweida Scholarship annually.
The requirements for this award are posted on the ACS website. The application deadline for the 2015 Oweida Scholarship is December 15, 2014.