Students honored as Mass. Medical Society scholars

May 09, 2012
  Clemenzi-Allen-Angelo     Quinn-Elizabeth
  Angelo Clemenzi-Allen   Elizabeth Quinn

Angelo Clemenzi-Allen, SOM ’12, of Newburyport, and Elizabeth Quinn, SOM ’12, of Quincy, were recently awarded $10,000 scholarships from the Massachusetts Medical Society. The Massachusetts Medical Society’s Scholar Awards are presented annually to two students from each of the state’s four medical schools. The recipients are selected on the basis of academic record, financial need and evidence of exceptional community involvement.

A graduate of the University of Massachusetts at Amherst, Clemenzi-Allen was recognized for his academic achievements and community involvement. During his time at UMMS, Clemenzi-Allen traveled to Cusco, Peru, where he volunteered at a public clinic. After graduation, Clemenzi-Allen will begin his residency in internal medicine at the University of California San Francisco.

While a medical student, Quinn traveled to Guatemala to conduct research on midwife practices and presented her findings at the American Public Health Association Annual Meeting in Washington, D.C., and in 2008 she travelled to Costa Rica to give a talk at a Central American history conference. A public health advocate, Quinn also spent a summer in São Paulo, Brazil, to study Portuguese and later arranged to complete the outpatient month of her internal medicine rotation at the heavily Portuguese-speaking East Cambridge Health Center. Quinn will do her residency in family medicine at the Greater Lawrence Family Health Center.

Since the inception of the program in 1993, MMS Scholar Awards totaling $1,360,000 have been presented to 136 medical school students.