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Austin, TX — Mayank Aranke — a third-year medical student at Texas Tech University Science Center School of Medicine — is the recipient of the 2017 Texas Medical Liability Trust (TMLT) Scholarship. Mr. Aranke earned his Bachelor of Science degree in public health and biostatistics at The University of Texas at Austin.
“I want to thank TMLT for offering this opportunity and generous scholarship to medical students. As I learn more about evidence-based medicine and implementing best practices to better the health of my future patients, liability, and patient safety continue to emerge as important topics,” stated Mr. Aranke. “Having these conversations and deliberating on considerations of liability early in our training as future physicians is a great way to not only work towards our success as care providers, but also fulfills the much more important goal of promoting safe, patient-centered, and progressive medical practice. I hope TMLT continues to promote these core concepts moving forward.”
The TMLT Scholarship was established to recognize Texas medical students who are interested in finding creative and effective ways to enhance patient safety. TMLT awards one $5,000 scholarship in October. Scholarship recipients are chosen based on the student's financial need and a written essay.
For the essay portion, applicants for the 2017 scholarship were asked to write risk management considerations for a closed claim study provided by TMLT. Mr. Aranake’s winning essay will be published in the 2017 fourth quarter edition of TMLT's newsletter, the Reporter.
The TMLT Business Development Committee (BDC) evaluated the applications and chose the recipient. The BDC is made up of TMLT physician policyholders and board members.
The largest medical liability insurance provider in Texas, TMLT serves more than 20,000 health care professionals. Rated A (Excellent) by A.M. Best Company, TMLT is the only medical professional liability insurance provider exclusively endorsed by the Texas Medical Association. TMLT is headquartered in Austin, Texas.