Third-year medical student Roshni Delwadia, was selected by the American Osteopathic Foundation (AOF) for the national 2017 Prairie State Scholarship.
The American Osteopathic Foundation aims to identify and support programs and services that promote osteopathic medicine and enhance patient-centered care. As an AOF scholarship recipient, Delwadia will receive $4,000 in financial assistance. She will continue to lead as an ambassador for the profession and remains committed to extracurricular activities that promote medicine to the community.
“Throughout college and medical school, I have been passionate about service work. I am humbled to have been chosen as the recipient of the AOF Prairie State Scholarship,” Delwadia said.
The AOF selection process required Delwadia to be in the top 50 percent of her class, dedicate a significant amount of time to volunteer work in the community and demonstrate commitment to osteopathic education and the profession.
“I want to fill the critical need by practicing in rural and medically underserved communities,” Delwadia said. “I am thankful for the mission of Campbell Medicine and my family for raising me to always care for others.”
“Roshni is an exceptional student who desires to impact the health and well-being of our population,” said Dr. Steven Halm, assistant dean of Simulation Medicine. “As the previous co-director for the student-run free clinic, she will be an outstanding physician who is devoted to transforming healthcare in underserved areas.”
Delwadia currently serves at Cape Fear Valley Medical Center for clinical rotations.