Posted on | June 25, 2010 | Comments Off
Elizabeth and Dr. Richard Grossman are funding the tuition for a full-time medical student through their newly established Elizabeth and Richard Grossman Scholarship at the School of Medicine. This four-year scholarship, established with their $120,000 pledge, will support a Hawai‘i resident who intends to practice medicine in Hawaiʻi upon completion of their medical training.
“Given the heavy debt load, typically $75,000, which is carried by our medical students, some of our new graduates choose to leave Hawaiʻi to start their careers in states with a lower cost of living or higher physician reimbursement rates,” says School of Medicine dean Jerris R. Hedges. “We are very grateful for this scholarship that effectively gives Hawaiʻi another physician.”
Dr. Grossman is an internationally recognized plastic surgeon and the founder of the Grossman Burn Centers. He created a world-class, comprehensive burn treatment facility, dedicated to providing the best burn care available. Elizabeth Rice Grossman retired as a managing director with Soros Fund Management Company in New York. She also serves on the Board of Trustees for The Contemporary Museum of Hawaiʻi.
“We hope our gift will encourage others to provide scholarship opportunities at the John A. Burns School of Medicine, and we are proud to support the important efforts of the medical school in addressing the physician shortage in our state,” says Grossman.