Dr. Burr Field Scholarship Fund announces 2018 recipients
Contact: Christy Olsen Field
October 29, 2018
The Dr. Burr Field Scholarship Fund announces its 2018 scholarship recipients: Martin Box, Casey Collins, and Mara Hazeltine.
Mr. Box, Mr. Collins, and Ms. Hazeltine are fourth-year medical students at the University of Washington School of Medicine, and will each receive $3,000 towards their studies. All are applying for family medicine residency programs, and will learn of their placements in March 2019.
“We are impressed with our scholarship recipients’ commitment to excellence and interest in family medicine, especially in rural communities in Eastern Washington. Along with the Board of Directors, our family is thrilled to invest in the education of these three outstanding future doctors,” said Carl Field, Board President of the Dr. Burr Field Scholarship Fund.
Mr. Martin Box is from Spokane, Wash., and a graduate of Middlebury College in Vermont with a B.S. in Biology. He is a Washington TRUST Scholar (Targeted Rural Underserved Track), and spent six months in Chelan on rotation. He will graduate from University of Washington School of Medicine in June 2019.
“After rotating through a variety of specialties, I realized that I didn’t want to limit myself to just one narrow focus. I wanted to take care of the whole person,” said Mr. Box. “I can’t help but get caught up in the complexity of people and the joy of getting to know so many individuals so well.”
Mr. Casey Collins is from Cashmere, Wash., and a graduate of Gonzaga University with a B.S. in Biology and Philosophy. He will graduate from University of Washington School of Medicine in June 2019.
“My desire to serve rural Eastern Washington began even prior to my interest in medicine,” said Mr. Collins. “The rewards of family medicine for me result from the life-long relationships built with patients and the opportunity to help patients live better, healthier lives.”
Ms. Mara Hazeltine is from Spokane, Wash., and a graduate of the University of Washington with a B.A. in Psychology with honors. She is the president of her medical school class, and will graduate from University of Washington School of Medicine in June 2019.
“Family doctors are well-positioned to make a real and lasting difference in their patients’ lives and in their communities over a lifetime. They see the big picture and treat the whole person,” said Ms. Hazeltine.
To learn more about this year’s scholarship recipients, visit drburrfield.org/scholarship.
About the Dr. Burr Field Scholarship Fund
Dr. Burr Field (1951-2015) spent his 36-year career as a family medicine physician in Prosser, Wash., where he was deeply committed to providing compassionate, high quality health care for the community. In 2015, the Field family and friends established the Dr. Burr Field Scholarship Fund to carry on his legacy and support the next generation of health care providers in rural Eastern Washington.
For more information, visit drburrfield.org or facebook.com/drburrfield, or write to Dr. Burr Field Scholarship Fund, PO Box 1655, Prosser, WA 99350.