Where are they now

Scholarships inspire past medical students to a lifetime of helping others.

The Foundation's "Where Are They Now" campaign began by following up with past scholarship recipients of the Myrtle Siegfried, MD, and Michael Vigilante, MD, Scholarship winners. We checked in with these bright winners to see where they are in their medical careers and how the scholarship inspired their success!

The campaign will continue in 2018 with past scholarship recipients of the Montgomery County Medical Society (MCMS) – William W. Lander, MD, Medical Student Scholarship.

About the Myrtle Siegfried, MD, and Michael Vigilante, MD, Scholarship Fund:

After their parents' deaths in 1996, countless letters were sent from their patients to Elena Pascal and Carla Vigilante commenting on how their parents had influenced their lives and had cared for their physical and mental well-being. They felt that their parents taught them to care about friends and family, yet also give back to the community that was so much a part of their lives. The medical community in the Lehigh Valley was their life, and both parents were members of the Lehigh County Medical Society, the Pennsylvania Medical Society, and the American Medical Association for more than 50 years. Dr. Siegfried was also a member of the Pennsylvania Medical Society Alliance. Click here to learn more about the scholarship

Click below to read past recipient stories and testimonials

Foundation Executive Director Heather Wilson says, “We are inspired every day by our scholarship winners and the success they find in this profession that ultimately helps humankind. Throughout 2017, we featured their stories and advice to current medical students.  We invite our members and the community to share these stories and the services we offer medical students through our other scholarships.”

In the photo, Foundation of the Pennsylvania Medical Society Executive Director Heather A. Wilson, MSW, CFRE, holds her granddaughter and future leader, Evangeline.


Want to learn more about establishing a named scholarship?

Contact Lori Storm at lstorm@pamedsoc.org, or call her at (717) 558-7861.