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Wilson Scholar Named

Natalie  Hale

Clinical Skills and Advocacy Efforts Applauded

Natalie Hale, a medical student at the University of Washington School of Medicine, is the 2010 recipient of the Arthur N. Wilson, MD Scholarship, which is awarded to a medical student from southeast Alaska.

Hale, a graduate of Yale University, grew up in Juneau, Alaska. She is also pursuing a master's degree in public health at the University of Washington.

"Natalie Hale is dedicated to helping patients throughout the world but still remains grounded in her community in southeast Alaska," said AMA Foundation President Barney Maynard, MD. "She is an outstanding leader, and the AMA Foundation is confident that she will continue to combine her clinical endeavors with advocacy efforts both in Alaska and abroad."

Locally, Hale represented Alaska at a White House meeting about health care policy and co-chairs the Alaska chapter of Doctors for America.

Hale’s international activities include volunteering at an orphanage and a summer camp for children with diabetes while studying Spanish in Ecuador and implementing a community health program in the Philippines.