The Doctor’s Advocate | Third Quarter 2013
Foundation News

Young Physicians Receive Prestigious Patient Safety Award

The Doctors Company Foundation has announced the availability of the winning essays from the 2013 Young Physicians Patient Safety Award. In the essays, medical students and residents express their deep personal insights into the significance of patient safety work.

Medical students and residents from throughout the nation compete annually in the essay contest sponsored by The Doctors Company Foundation, in partnership with the Lucian Leape Institute of the National Patient Safety Foundation (NPSF). The 2013 winners are:

Lauren Boreta, BA, MD candidate, University of California, San Francisco.

Consuelo V. David, MD, MSc, University of Maryland School of Medicine.

Rajshri Mainthia, BS, Vanderbilt University School of Medicine.

Stephanie Ng, BA, Baylor College of Medicine.

Stephen Nelson, BS, University of Connecticut.

Neetika Srivastava, BS, Boston University School of Medicine.

Recipients of this year’s awards were honored at the 15th Annual NPSF Patient Safety Congress in New Orleans. Each winner received $5,000 plus registration and travel for the Congress.

The Doctors Company established the Foundation in 2008 to support patient safety education for healthcare professionals, patient safety research with clinically useful applications, and medical professional liability research.

Information on applying for the 2014 Young Physicians Safety Award will be available at www.tdcfoundation.com.


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