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O Fundo de Bolsas de Estudo Dr. Edward Leitão está agora aceitando candidaturas para bolsas de estudo destinadas a estudantes de medicina e médicos em treino Luso-Americanos, no seguimento do objetivo de colmatar a necessidade na comunidade de profissionais de saúde falantes de Português. Este é o segundo ano em que duas bolsas de estudo são disponibilizadas, desta vez no valor de $2000 cada, e a data limite para as candidaturas é 15 de dezembro, 2017, às 5 da tarde (hora de Boston).

Os candidatos deverão enviar uma carta de apresentação endereçada ao Dr. Edward Leitão Memorial Scholarship Fund Committee, descrevendo a sua relação linguística e cultural com a comunidade Luso-Americana e como pretendem fazer a diferença junto da comunidade, quando se tornarem médicos. Aos candidatos é também pedido que disponibilizem o valor médio obtido na Universidade e Escola de Medicina, bem como histórico escolar (Undergraduate and Medical School GPA’s with transcripts); valores do MCAT e USMLE, se aplicável, bem como duas cartas de recomendação de docentes da escola de Medicina que frequentam.

Tracey DaFonte com o Diretor-Executivo Paulo Pinto, a Dr. Helena Santos-Martins e o Dr. Stefanos Kales

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Bryan Rego com o Diretor-Executivo Paulo Pinto, a Dr. Helena Santos-Martins e o Dr. Stefanos Kale

O fundo foi criado em 2015 em nome do muito respeitado médico, que faleceu no dia 4 de fevereiro de 2015, após uma batalha de oito anos com o cancro (câncer). O Dr. Leitão serviu a comunidade na Cambridge Health Alliancedurante várias décadas, enquanto Médico Internista e Diretor Clínico, cuidando de muitos pacientes da comunidade de Cambridge e arredores.

O fundo é gerido pela Massachusetts Alliance of Portuguese Speakers (MAPS) e mais informação pode ser obtida em www.maps-inc.org.O Comité Consultivo anunciará os candidatos vencedores no final de dezembro e entregará as bolsas de estudo num evento de solidariedade que está sendo planeado para janeiro de 2018. As candidaturas devem ser enviadas eletronicamente para: Ms. Lucinda Morais, MAPS Administrative Manager, lmorais@maps-inc.org, ou por correio: Dr. Edward Leitão Memorial Scholarship Fund c/o Ms. Lucinda Morais, Administrative Manager, MAPS 1046 Cambridge Street, Cambridge, MA 02139.

 

Source:  www.maps-inc.org

 

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The Dr. Edward Leitão Memorial Scholarship Fund is now accepting applications for scholarships from Portuguese-American medical students and physicians in training, following the fund’s goal of filling the need among the community for Portuguese-speaking medical professionals. This is the second year that the scholarships are being offered, this time up to two scholarships of $2,000 each, and the deadline for submission of applications is December 15, 2017, at 5PM EST.

2016 recipients and Members of the Dr. Ed Leitão Scholarship Fund

Last year’s recipients Tracey DaFonte and Bryan Rego (center) with members of the Fund Committee, MAPS Executive Director Paulo Pinto, Dr. Helena Santos-Martins, (on the left), Laura Leitão, Dr. Stefanos Kales, and the Consul General of Portugal in Boston Dr. José Rui Caroço (on the right).

 

To be considered for these scholarships, applicants are required to submit a cover Letter addressed to Dr. Edward Leitão Memorial Scholarship Fund Committee, describing their language and cultural connections to the Portuguese-American community and how they envision making a difference in this community once they become doctors. Students are also required to submit Undergraduate and Medical School GPA’s with transcripts; MCAT and USMLE score reports, as applicable, along with two Letters of Recommendation from medical school or residency faculty.

Tracey DaFonte with MAPS Executive Director Paulo Pinto, Dr. Helena Santos-Martins and Dr. Stefanos Kales

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Bryan Rego with MAPS Executive Director Paulo Pinto, Dr. Helena Santos-Martins and Dr. Stefanos Kales

 

 

 

 

 

 

This Scholarship Fund was created in 2015 in the name of the much-loved and highly respected physician, who passed away after an eight-year struggle with cancer on February 4, 2015.  Dr. Leitão served at the Cambridge Health Alliance for several decades as a well-respected internist and medical director, caring for many patients in the Portuguese-speaking community of the Cambridge area. The Fund is managed by the Massachusetts Alliance of Portuguese Speakers (MAPS) and more information is available at maps-inc.org.

The Advisory Committee plans to announce the scholarship recipients by the end of December and present the scholarships at a benefit event, which is being planned for the end of January of 2018.  Applications can be submitted to: Ms. Lucinda Morais, MAPS Administrative Manager, lmorais@maps-inc.org, or via regular mail to: Dr. Edward Leitão Memorial Scholarship Fund c/o Ms. Lucinda Morais, Administrative Manager, MAPS 1046 Cambridge Street, Cambridge, MA 02139.

MAPS has provided health and social services for Portuguese speakers and others in Massachusetts since 1970. The agency has offices in Cambridge, Somerville, Brighton, Dorchester, Lowell and Framingham. For more information, please call (617) 864-7600 or visit www.maps-inc.org

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