Arthur N. Wilson, MD, Scholarship
The Arthur N. Wilson, MD Scholarship provides a $5,000 tuition assistance scholarship to a currently enrolled medical student who graduated from a high school in Southeast Alaska. This scholarship highlights the importance of supporting future physicians in rural communities. The majority of Southeast Alaska is part of the Tongass National Forest, the United States' largest national forest. Major cities are Juneau, Sitka, and Ketchikan. Due to the rural nature of Southeast Alaska, many communities have no road connections outside of their locale, so aircraft and boats are a major means of transport.
The 2016 Arthur N. Wilson, MD, Scholarship application is now available. Applications will be due on June 17, 2016, by 5PM CST.
2015 Arthur N. Wilson, MD, Scholarship Recipient: Connor M. Pihl
James Wilson, MD, Dr. Arthur Wilson’s son and a donor to the scholarship fund, diagnosed Connor with pyloric stenosis when Pihl was an infant living with his family in Ketchikan. Connor credits the experience with not only saving his life but inspiring him to pursue a career as a surgical specialist. He plans to practice in Southeast Alaska after completing his medical education. Read more about Connor Pihl.
Donor Legacy: Arthur N. Wilson, MD
In 1984, Arthur N. Wilson, MD provided a bequest to the AMA Foundation for the Arthur N. Wilson, MD Scholarship, to support aspiring medical students from southeast Alaska. Born in 1898 in India, Arthur N. Wilson, MD graduated from Rush Medical School and, as a general practitioner, became an integral part of the town of Ketchikan, Alaska. His wife, Dagmar Nelson Wilson and sons James A. Wilson, MD, FACS and Arthur N. Wilson, Jr., MD, both of whom practiced medicine with their father in Ketchikan, have added to the scholarship fund.