PhysicianLoans and Society of Osteopathic Medicine Foundation Announce Andrew Taylor Still Memorial Scholarship Winners

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Winners announced at Society of Osteopathic Medicine (SOMA) Spring Convention in Washington D.C.

Tal Frank, President

We’ve been a long time supporter of the AT Still Scholarship program. We recognize the financial sacrifice and burden that extended education and training require, and PhysicianLoans honors that sacrifice by giving back.

PhysicianLoans – a provider of home mortgage loans for medical professionals and the SOMA Foundation – a 501(c)3 affiliate that works in conjunction with the Society of Osteopathic Medicine Association today announced the winners of this year’s Andrew Taylor Still Memorial Scholarships.

The SOMA Foundation distributed the scholarship information, created the grading rubric and picked this year’s winners that were announced in March at the SOMA convention at the Omni Shoreham in Washington DC. SOMA leaders, general members and pre-SOMA members (undergraduate students) made up the bulk of the convention attendance where the following winners were announced:

  •     Scott R. Brown, OMS-III at WVSOM
  •     Daniel Nguyen, OMS IC at PCOM
  •     Taisel Suzuki, OMS IV at ATSU-KCOM
  •     Mukarram Razvi, OMS IV at RowanSOM

Scholarships are awarded to four winners each year who utilize Osteopathic Manipulative Medicine (OMM) in clinical practice. Andrew Taylor Still (founder of osteopathic medicine) focused heavily on utilizing a holistic approach to his practice of medicine. Osteopathic physicians are taught to use their hands to help guide them to the proper diagnosis and can then use a variety of manipulative techniques to help relieve signs and symptoms of the patient.

“Thanks to the generous support by PhysicianLoans, the scholarships help relieve some of the financial burden accumulated by osteopathic medical students during medical school, “explained Jonathan Bardahl, SOMA Foundation Director of Scholarships & Grants.

“We’ve been a long time supporter of the AT Still Scholarship program,” said Tal Frank, president of PhysicianLoans. “We recognize the financial sacrifice and burden that extended education and training require of our nation’s doctors, and PhysicianLoans honors that sacrifice by giving back to those who help us lead healthier lives.”

The next cycle of the AT Still Memorial Scholarships is scheduled to open sometime in November, with an application deadline set for January 2016. Application information can be found at: Applicants can submit applications at the online site or by email at scholarships-grants(at)studentdo(dot)com.

About PhysicianLoans

Since 1993, PhysicianLoans, a division of Tower Mortgage Corporation, has focused exclusively on providing home mortgage loans to medical professionals. Located in Columbus, Ohio, PhysicianLoans is known for its unique, flagship product The Doctor Loan, which is offered to medical doctors, dentists and veterinarians, many who find themselves laden with heavy student loan debt that often prohibits obtaining a conventional mortgage loan. For more information about PhysicianLoans, please visit

About Student Osteopathic Medical Association Foundation

The Student Osteopathic Medical Association Foundation, a 501(c)3 nonprofit, was founded in 1978 as a philanthropic branch of SOMA. The organization contributes to the welfare and education of osteopathic medical students, improves the quality of health care delivery to the people of the world, familiarizes its members with the purposes and ideas of osteopathic medicine, establishes lines of communication with other health science students and organizations, as well as prepares its members to meet the social, moral and ethical obligations of the osteopathic profession.

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