2015 Swindells Family Scholars

Congratulations to eight M.D. students awarded Swindells Scholarships

October 21, 2015

Earlier this year, eight OHSU M.D. students were selected as the newest Swindells Family Scholars, one of the School of Medicine's most prestigious M.D. scholarship awards. 

The Swindells scholarships began in 2010 when the school received the largest single scholarship gift ever in its history. The $10 million gift to establish an endowed M.D. scholarship program creates a perpetual source of financial assistance for outstanding students who have a high probability of positively contributing to Oregon's future. The anonymous donor named the fund "The Swindells Family Scholars Program" in honor of the long history of support OHSU has received over multiple generations from the Swindells family.

The eight 2015 scholars have unique histories and strong connections to the state, reflecting the goals of the scholarship fund. They all display a commitment to using their talents to give back to Oregon. 

"We are extremely grateful for this support for medical education and look forward to seeing what our newest Swindells students accomplish in medical school and in their future careers," said Tracy Bumsted, M.D., MPH, associate dean for undergraduate medical education.

Join the School of Medicine in welcoming 2015's Swindells Scholars!

Britta Ameel
Britta Ameel

:  Britta Ameel
  Salt Lake City, Utah
: Ultrasound in prenatal diagnosis, medical education, creative writing, cooking and trail-running with her rescued greyhound Maple, read more...

Mackenzie Deane
Mackenzie Deane

Name:  Mackenzie Deane
Year:     MS1
Hometown: Lake Oswego, Ore.
Interests: Pediatrics, team-based medicine, equal access to medicine, community development, travel, read more...

Christopher Hart
Christopher Hart

Name:  Christopher Hart
Year:     MS3
Hometown: Moro, Ore. and Mexico City, Mexico
Interests: Surgery, surgical outcomes, surfing,

Joey Pryor
Joey Pryor

Joey Pryor
Hometown: Beaverton, Ore.
Interests: Pediatrics, nutrition, global health and racquetball,