Sheridan Healthcare Announces Anesthesiologist Assistant Student Scholarship Winner

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Nova Southeastern University student wins $5,000 National Allied Health Scholarship

Marya Williamson

I am honored and humbled to receive the Sheridan National Allied Health Scholarship.

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Sheridan Healthcare, Inc., a multispecialty clinical and management services company and the leading anesthesia provider in the country, today announced that Marya Williamson is the winner of the 2014 Sheridan National Allied Health Scholarship for Anesthesiologist Assistant Students.

“We are so pleased to award Marya with this year’s scholarship,” said Gilbert Drozdow, M.D., M.B.A., chief clinical officer and president of anesthesia services at Sheridan. “We are pleased our scholarship program continues to recognize hardworking and dedicated students who have chosen anesthesiology as a profession and who will be the future leaders of this field.”

The $5,000 scholarship recognizes student anesthesiologist assistants enrolled in a nationally accredited anesthesiology program for exemplary clinical and leadership skills. Candidates are evaluated based on reference letters, a brief essay on their decision to enter the anesthesiology field, clinical work, and their involvement in extracurricular activities and professional associations.

Williamson will graduate from Nova Southeastern University College of Health Care Sciences Master of Science in Anesthesia in August 2014. Williamson is a student member of the American Society of Anesthesiologists, the American Academy of Anesthesiologists and the Florida Society of Anesthesiologists. She was also an independent author and presenter of the academic poster “Effect of Anesthetic Technique on Neurological Outcomes of Ischemic Stroke Patients,” at the 2013 American Academy of Anesthesiologist Assistants Conference in Orlando, Fla. Williamson received the award at the 2014 American Academy of Anesthesiologist Assistants Conference in Hilton Head, SC.

“I am honored and humbled to receive the Sheridan National Allied Health Scholarship,” expressed Williamson. “I set out on this journey aspiring to offer quality clinical care and become a source of comfort to patients at a point in their lives when they feel extremely vulnerable: as they enter surgery. I respect and hold dear the trust that patients put into our hands, and I want to give 100% to my patients 100% of the time. With Sheridan's support, I feel one step closer to achieving this goal.”

The National Allied Health Scholarship is made possible by the Education Outreach Program (EOP) at Sheridan Healthcare, Inc. Established in 1953, Sheridan’s anesthesiology division is the leading anesthesia provider in the country, with more than 2,100 anesthesia providers in more than 216 programs in 18 states. EOP is a resource designed to assist allied health students, residents and fellows with their transition from training to practice, and lend a hand in their pursuit of knowledge, opportunity and personal growth.    

The deadline for next year’s scholarship is January 15, 2015. For information on scholarship eligibility and to download an application, please visit

About Sheridan Healthcare, Inc.
Sheridan Healthcare Inc. is a national hospital-based, multispecialty outsourced services company that provides anesthesiology, emergency medicine, neonatology, and radiology. Sheridan, its subsidiaries and affiliates currently operate in 25 states and employ more than 2,800 providers. Sheridan’s anesthesiology division, established in 1953, is the leading anesthesia services provider in the country. In addition to the physician and allied health services, Sheridan also provides support, training and management in non-clinical areas. Sheridan is recognized by the National Committee for Quality Assurance as a certified physician organization.

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