Andy Dworkin, MS4, receives AMA award in support of medical journalism

September 19, 2013

AndyDworkin 002Fourth-year medical student Andy Dworkin has been awarded the American Medical Association Foundation’s Johnson F. Hammond, M.D. Physicians of Tomorrow Award. He is one of two medical students in the country selected to receive the $10,000 scholarship in the category of medical journalism. Prior to medical school, Dworkin was a journalist at The Oregonian. He is a current blogger at OHSU Studentspeak, where he writes about his experiences as a student.

In a press release, the AMA selection committee said they were “impressed” by Dworkin’s accomplishments and “honored” to support his medical education.

“I'm very grateful to receive this scholarship,” said Dworkin. "I hope it will help me learn to communicate more effectively about how people can enjoy better and healthier lives."

The AMA Foundation granted Physicians of Tomorrow Awards to twenty-one rising fourth-year medical students across the nation. Recipients were nominated by their medical schools and chosen based upon academic achievement and financial need. The AMA Foundation has awarded over $61 million in scholarships to deserving medical students since 1950.