NATMA
NORTH AMERICAN 
TAIWANESE MEDICAL ASSOCIATION   

Established 1984

2015 NATMA Scholarship is accepting application !!!
Please download the following application form and
the instruction.
                  Deadline: July 10, 2015

 

 

2015 NATMA FOUNDATION SCHOLARSHIP

 

Introduction

 

Founded in 1984, the North American Taiwanese Medical Association (NATMA)

is a professional organization comprised of Taiwanese American physicians,

dentists and allied health professionals. It now consists of 16 regional chapters

and over 1,400 members across the United States. NATMA'S mission is to

represent medical, dental and other health professionals of Taiwanese descent,

and to promote educational and cultural exchange among its members and their

communities.

 

NATMA Foundation is offering a total of five (5) $ 1,000 scholarship grants to

medical/dental/allied health students and residents or fellow-in-training of

Taiwanese American descent to recognize their academic excellence and

contributions to Taiwanese American community.

 

Eligibility

 

Medical, dental or allied health students, residents or fellows of Taiwanese

American descent who are in good standing and under training at an accredited

U.S. institution or program. Students must complete at least one year of graduate

school study with available transcript.

 

Award Presentation

Place: Pacific Palms

       One Industry Hills Parkway

       Industry Hills, CA 91744

       626-810-4455

Date: Saturday, September 13, 2015

       NATMA SC Chapter Annual Meeting

(Recipients will receive partial token for travel expenses).

 

Application process

 

Complete and submit the following items:

 

  1. Application Form with Photo Attached
  2. Personal Statement (one page, single spaced)
  3. College and Graduate School Transcript
  4. Two (2) Letters of Reference

 

Please email your application package to the NATMA Foundation Scholarship

Director at hsu0316@hotmail.com. Also send your recommendation letters to

Dr. Daniel C. Hsu @ 7923 Garden Grove Blvd., Garden Grove, CA 92841.

All documents must be received by

July 10, 2015

If you have any questions, please contact Dr. Daniel C. Hsu or

Dr. Chao Shuo Huang

                                                        

 

Daniel C. Hsu, D.M.D.                  

Director, NATMA Foundation Scholarship   


Chao Shuo Huang,M.D.  

Secretary, NATMA Foundation Scholarship



 

 

NATMA International Medical Mission to Guatemala in 2015


    From March 14 to March 22, 2015, NATMA organized a medical team to serve the people in Guatemala.

There were 56 members , including 6 family practitioners, 4 internists, 1 pediatrician, 1 gynecologist,

1 urologist, 1 hand surgeon, 3 anesthesiologists, 8 dentists, and 4 acupuncturists. The team was led by

Dr. Charles Hsu.

    Dr. Hsu recruited several friends with different ethnic backgrounds from Kaiser Permanente Hospital.

There were 4 doctors from the same class in Kaohsiung Medical University. There were also 2 father

and son dental teams. 10 youngsters including 2 MDs, 2 dentists, and 2 premed and a nursing student

participated in this mission. This combination made the mission special and interesting.

    There were 4 days of service in the cities of Guatemala City, Mixco, Amatitlan and the remote Los

Limontes village. 2,333 patients came to see us. The surgical team performed 53 procedures in 3 days

at the Amatitlan National Hospital , which set the record in NATMA medical mission history.

    This time, the team brought toys to entertain the children, which proved to be a good idea. Bags of

stationery were given to the students at an elementary school in the village of Rio Dulce. 500 pairs of

senior eye glasses were given and benefited the elderly. The group had a chance to visit a charity

organization named Hope of Life in Rio Hondo and donated $3,000 to them. The remaining medicine,

surgical materials and anesthesia supplies were donated to the First Lady’s office and the Amatitlan

National Hospital.

    The team was highly welcomed by mayors of the local cities as well as the First Lady’s Representative

Patricia Obando, and Deputy Administrator of Health Department Pablo Werner. The local newspaper

reported the activities of medical mission.

    A special thanks to Ambassador Sun and embassy employees for their hard work arranging the details

and to the local Chinese and Taiwanese community for their assistance.

 

    NATMA在2015 年3月14日到3月22日,前往中美洲瓜地馬拉義診,團員共有56人,包括內科系統醫科家庭科

6人,內科4人,小兒科及婦產科各1人;外科系統一般外科3人,泌尿科1人,手外科1人及麻醉科3人;牙科8人,

針灸科4人;藥劑師3人。團長是許宗邦醫師。

    於15、16、17及19日分別在瓜京首都、第二大城Mixco市、Amatitlán省公立醫院及東部乾旱貧瘠Zacapa省

Los Limones村(隸屬Gualán市)各舉行乙場義診。四場義診分別與旅瓜各僑團、第一夫人辦公室社會工作局

(SOSEP)及非政府組織社福院(Hope of Life)合作並提供後勤支援,共計義診人數:家庭、內、兒、婦產科2,333人

科411人、針灸261人;另16至18日三天外科醫師於Amatitlán省公立醫院共開53刀,以上總計此行義診人

3,058人

    這次義診,團員們很用心地收集了很多玩具及兒童用品,受到很大的歡迎也拉進了與當地人的距離,驗光組共

分發500餘付眼鏡,有一位80歲老人求診,配帶老花眼鏡後,終可看清週遭事物而激動下跪以表達感激。另外

有位先天性基因缺陷的小孩子,後腦杓長了一條類似小指頭的東西,因常受同學嘲弄而自卑,李嘉晉醫師幫他

切除後,顯得非常高興。外科組得到當地醫院充份的配合,共做了53個手術,是例年來最多的一次。

    義診團在孫大使的安排下,受到很大的重視,當地市長均親臨開幕式,向我團醫護人員致謝,衛生部次長Pablo

Werner及Mixco市市長Otto Pérez Leal(總統公子)還特地出席駐館孫大使大成於官邸舉行的歡迎餐會。SOSEP

局長Patricia Obando女士代表第一夫人致贈親簽感謝狀予每位團員,以表謝意。當地第一大報也專攔報導義診

團活動。

    義診團前往拜訪非政府組織慈善團體社福院(Hope of Life) ,贈送眼鏡及捐款美金三千元。並在Livingston市長

陪同下前往Rio Dulce村一所小學作牙醫保健教育並分發文具用品。沒用完的藥品,外科及麻醉器材都捐贈給

第一夫人辦公室及Amatitlán省公立醫院。

    這次義診有多位許團長在Kaiser Permaneter的其他族裔同事共襄盛舉,團員中有4位醫師是高醫醫學系1968

年畢業同班同學,有兄弟檔牙醫師都帶了兒子來幫忙,年輕的一代共有兩位醫師兩位牙醫師,還有醫科牙科預科

學生及護理生等10人。義診中看到當地老僑台僑融洽相處並予義診團各方面的協助以及熱情的招待,都引以為

美談。

 

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