Young Physicians Receive Prestigious Patient Safety Awards

Award-Winning Essays Now Available from The Doctors Company Foundation

Napa, California—June 19, 2013—The Doctors Company Foundation announced today the availability of the winning essays from the 2013 Young Physicians Patient Safety Awards. 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 recent 15th Annual NPSF Patient Safety Congress in New Orleans. They received $5,000 plus registration and travel for the Congress.

“In providing these awards to young medical students and residents, The Doctors Company Foundation is fulfilling its purpose to support patient safety education for healthcare professionals,” said Leona Egeland Siadek, the Foundation’s executive director. “We are proud of these award winners, who have described so well in their essays the importance of minimizing the incidence and impact of adverse events.”

Information on applying for the 2014 Young Physicians Safety Award will be available at

About The Doctors Company Foundation
The Foundation was created in 2008 by The Doctors Company, the nation’s largest physician-owned medical malpractice insurer. The purpose of the Foundation is to support patient safety education for healthcare professionals, patient safety research with clinically useful applications, and medical professional liability research.

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