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Surgeon Serving in Rural New Mexico Receives ACS Scholarship
Dr. Chayanin Musikasinthorn is using her skills to serve the greater good in Gallup, New Mexico.
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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A planned gift is an excellent way to ensure ACS support for surgeons like Dr. Musikasinthorn continues for this generation and the next. Contact Shane Hollett at 312-202-5506 or firstname.lastname@example.org to discuss the best gift option for you and your family.
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You fund this type of trust with cash or appreciated assets—and may qualify for a federal income tax charitable deduction when you itemize. You can also make additional gifts; each one also qualifies for a tax deduction. The trust pays you, each year, a variable amount based on a fixed percentage of the fair market value of the trust assets. When the trust terminates, the remaining principal goes to the ACS Foundation as a lump sum.
You fund this trust with cash or appreciated assets—and may qualify for a federal income tax charitable deduction when you itemize. Each year the trust pays you or another named individual the same dollar amount you choose at the start. When the trust terminates, the remaining principal goes to the ACS Foundation as a lump sum.