Surgeon Serving in Rural New Mexico Receives ACS Scholarship
Chayanin Musikasinthorn, MD, MPH, FACS, is a prime example of a surgeon using her skills to serve the greater good. She is a general surgeon in Gallup, New Mexico, and as a commissioned officer of the U.S. Public Health Service, she is caring for the underserved Native American population living in that region.
Giving back has been important to her career decisions.
"My family moved to the U.S. from Thailand over 30 years ago. As an immigrant, academic success was very important to my family. I worked hard to accomplish my goal to graduate from medical school. I have always been loyal to the people, organizations and the country that have given me so much over the years and contributed to my success," Dr. Musikasithorn states.
She believes the American College of Surgeons is one such organization.
Dr. Musikasinthorn became an ACS Fellow in 2013 and has found its benefits to Fellows to be invaluable to her practice in an underserved region. She was recently named the Nizar Oweida Scholar, receiving a scholarship award to help cover the costs of attending the 2016 ACS Clinical Congress.
Expressing gratitude for this generosity, Dr. Musikasinthorn says, "This alone is an incredible gift to a rural surgeon with a limited budget and resources. But gifts to the ACS Foundation do much more than send surgeons to Clinical Congress. Philanthropy has allowed me and other Fellows to gain new skills to provide even better care for patients, grow a network of colleagues that offer encouragement and insight, access patient education resources, and build a sense of community with like-minded individuals."
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