Stephanie M. Allen Lilly, MD, FACS, of Berlin, NH, has been selected to receive the 2012 Nizar N. Oweida, MD, FACS, Scholarship of the American College of Surgeons (ACS). During her residency, Dr. Allen pursued a career path in rural general surgery and completed the Integrated General Surgery Residency Program at the University of Connecticut Health System, Hartford. This residency training program combines the benefits of a university program with community-based training. The clinical experience, which includes many complex operative cases and exposure to a large, experienced faculty, has quickly adopted advances in minimally invasive surgery.
In 2006, Dr. Allen Lilly began serving as an attending surgeon at the northernmost regional health care center in New Hampshire, at Androscoggin Valley Hospital, in Berlin.
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 ACS Clinical Congress, including postgraduate course fees.
The Oweida Scholarship helps young surgeons practicing in small towns and rural communities attend the Clinical Congress and benefit from the educational experiences it provides. The Executive Committee of the Board of Governors awards the scholarship annually.
The requirements for this award can be found on the College website. The application deadline for the 2013 Oweida Scholarship is December 14, 2012.