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Walter Mill Award of Excellence in Surgery

Annual Deadline

March 29, 2021

Application

Apply here

Letter of Recommendation

Letter of recommendation from a surgeon in the field of the student’s interest, to be uploaded by recommender.  Upload letter of recommendation here.

About

The Walter C. Mill Award of Excellence in Surgery was established by the Department of Osteopathic Surgical Specialties in honor of Dr. Walter C. Mill, who became a general surgeon in 1951.  After 27 years of service as a general surgeon in Denver, Colorado, he came to MSU to serve as Chairperson of the Department of Osteopathic Surgical Specialties.  He stepped down in 1985 as Chairperson of the department to become a Fulbright Senior Scholar and visiting professor of surgery in Nigeria. He was also appointed Medical Director for Michigan/Belize Partners (now Partners of the Americas) in 1991-1992, a collaborative to develop medical care in Central America.  Dr. Mill retired from MSU in 1992.

Applicant Requirements

Fourth year medical student in the Michigan State University College of Osteopathic Medicine, in good standing.

Med student must have applied for a residency in any of the surgical specialties, including but not limited to: anesthesiology, general surgery, neurology, obstetrics and gynecology, otolaryngology, orthopedics, and urology.

Application Requirements

Self-nominations are encouraged.

Current CV (PDF) Essay (approx. 500 words; PDF): Why do you wish to pursue your surgical specialty?  How do you hope to embody excellence in surgery?  Letter of recommendation from a surgeon in the field of the student’s interest, to be uploaded by recommender here.

Questions

Phone:  (517) 353-8470
Email:  com.oss@msu.edu