The Doctor’s Advocate | Third Quarter 2014
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Young Physicians Patient Safety Awards Announced

Six medical students and residents have received the prestigious 2014 Young Physicians Patient Safety Award for their essays detailing personal insights into the significance of patient safety work. Winners were recognized at the Association of American Medical College’s Integrating Quality meeting and received $5,000 each from The Doctors Company Foundation, which co-sponsors the annual contest with the Lucian Leape Institute. The 2014 winners are:

Jennifer Bruno, BS, University of South Florida, Morsani College of Medicine.
Daniel Leifer, BS, University of California Davis School of Medicine.
John Nguyen, MD, University of Arizona College of Medicine.
Maria Onoya, MD, University of South Alabama College of Medicine.
Samantha Wang, BA, Yale University School of Medicine.
Emily Yue Wu, BS, Baylor College of Medicine.

To read the essays, visit The Doctors Company Foundation website at Applications for the 2015 contest are available now at and are due by 5:00 pm (PST) on February 2, 2015.

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