John M. Templeton, Jr., MD Military Call to Service Scholarship

John M. Templeton, Jr., MD

Dr. John M. Templeton, Jr., MD served as a physician in the US Navy from 1975-1977 stationed in Portsmouth, Virginia.  Although his time in the Navy was brief, according to his wife and EAST Honorary Member, Mrs./Dr. Pina Templeton, Dr. Templeton always had high regard for military physicians and especially military trauma surgeons.  He never underestimated how much the military trauma surgeon had contributed in treating the injured and to the advances in the treatment of the injured.  It was the Call to Service for these individuals that resonated with him.

To honor Dr. Templeton’s appreciation of an individual’s Call to Military Service, his wife, Mrs. Pina Templeton is funding an annual scholarship to support the attendance of 2-3 military trauma surgeons in the early stages of their career and service to the EAST Annual Scientific Assembly.  Scholarship recipients will each receive up to $3,000 for meeting registration, travel and lodging expenses.  The first scholarships are planned to be awarded for the 2018/31st EAST Annual Scientific Assembly. Individuals selected for this scholarship would be recognized as emulating a Call to Military Service and will be expected to contribute to advancements in the treatment of the injured.  

Scholarship Eligibility

  • Must be active or reserve members of the US Air Force, Army, or Navy
  • Must be in training (fellowship or residency) or attendings less than five years removed from completion of training
  • No more than one scholarship recipient per branch of service
  • Scholarship applicant must be sponsored by an EAST Active or Senior Member
  • Submit a personal statement of 300-500 words in which the applicant details his/her call to military service, professional achievements, career goals and future plans

    The application deadline is August 31st annually.

Scholarship Recipients

2018

Jason A. Brocker, MD - Air Force
William A. Burns, LCDR, USN, MC - Navy Reserve

Vincente S. Nelson, MD - Army

Eastern Association for the Surgery of Trauma

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