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Mayo Medical Student Receives Award for Contributions to Family Medicine

Tuesday, April 21, 2015  
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The Minnesota Academy of Family Physicians (MAFP) presented Megan Chock with the 2015 Medical Student Award for Contributions to Family Medicine.  Chock is a fourth-year medical student at the Mayo Medical School.

The Medical Student Award recognizes a medical student for family medicine activities on a local, community, medical school, state or national level.  Candidates are nominated by teachers and/or fellow students.

Nominators say Megan has demonstrated a commitment and passion to public health and improving the health of underserved populations.  She has served as a student coordinator for the REACH clinic, worked with the free Mayo Clinic smoking cessation clinic and she pursued a Masters in Public Helath degree during which she co-authored a national aggregate suicide report in American Indian/Alaska Native populations contracted by the Indian Health Service.

Nominators go on to say that Megan has exhibited significant leadership qualities by serving as a student representative for several organizations, as well as co-founding the Mayo Medical School Public Health Interest Group.

The Minnesota Academy of Family Physicians is a professional association of approximately 3,000 family physicians, family medicine residents and medical students established to assist family physicians in providing quality medical care in Minnesota.  The MAFP is the largest medical specialty organization in Minnesota and is a state chapter of the American Academy of Family Physicians, one of the largest national medical organizations in the United States, with 115,900 members.


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