Austin, TX — Texas Medical Liability Trust (TMLT) is proud to announce Tiffany Chen as the 2016 recipient of the TMLT Scholarship. Ms. Chen is a fourth-year medical student at The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio.
“I’m so thrilled to be selected for this honor and generous scholarship,” stated Ms. Chen. “This recognition has given me the encouragement and support to persevere in my medical school endeavors. I strive to one day become a physician who will consistently ensure my patients' safety and well being.”
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 2016 scholarship were asked to write risk management considerations for a closed claim study provided by TMLT. Ms. Chen’s winning essay will be published in the 2016 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 19,000 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.