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December 7-11, 2015
The Vinoy Renaissance, St. Petersburg, Florida
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Thank you for joining us at the 56th SOMOS Annual Meeting in Scottsdale, Arizona. We hope to see you again next year!
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CDR Michael T. Mazurek Clinician Scholar Award
Established in 2011, the CDR Michael T. Mazurek Clinician Scholar Award will be presented annually to a SOMOS member who has demonstrated the potential and desire to become an orthopaedic clinician scholar. This award will recognize the individual who best exemplifies CDR Mazurek's commitment to excellence in military orthopaedic education and research.
SOMOS active and resident members in their PGY2 - PGY5 residency years, in fellowships, and Junior Faculty within five years of completion of training, who demonstrate the potential and intent to become an orthopaedic clinician scholar.
The award covers travel and expenses to participate in the 1.5 day AAOS/OREF/ORS Clinician Scholar Development Program (CSDP), or similar program as designated by the SOMOS Board of Directors, as well as travel and expenses to attend the SOMOS annual meeting held the year of the program. The awardee is expected to make a ten minute presentation about CSDP at the CDR Michael Mazurek Award Ceremony describing how they benefited from the training, current educational and research projects, and how they will utilize the training in their future endeavors.
Submissions for 2015 are now closed.
With the continuing cuts in DoD spending, and an economy that remains sluggish, the challenge to get
our underfunded/unfunded colleagues in uniform to the meeting is greater than ever. While the DoD, and even industry, are
providing some graduate medical education funds to send resident surgeons to the Annual Meeting, a large number of our active
duty staff colleagues have no funding at all available to allow them to participate in our society's premier event. These
surgeons, many of whom have papers and posters accepted, are unable to attend without our support.
Support our active duty warrior brethren and sisters by offering a tax-deductible donation to SOMOS. These
funds will assist our active duty colleagues in making the trip to St. Petersburg, FL for the 2015 Annual Meeting in December. Let
us come together and express our gratitude and appreciation for our active duty warriors who continue to serve in harm's way in
these challenging times!