(Boston) -- Adam Hsieh, a second-year medical student at Boston University School of Medicine (BUSM), has received a $10,000 award from the 2017 TYLENOL Future Care Scholarship.
Out of 25,000 applicants, Hsieh was one of 10 winners to receive the scholarship. He has previously received a BUSM Medical Student Summer Research Program Scholarship, along with several other scholarships.
His drive to pursue a degree in medicine started at a young age. "As a child, I intimately experienced the fragility of human life through personal loss," he said. "My struggle to navigate this period of adversity drove me to pursue a career in medicine to better understand health and disease and extend compassionate care and support to those in need."
A native of Toronto, Canada, Hsieh received both his undergraduate and master's degrees from the University of Toronto. He is a Class of 2020 representative on the BUSM Student Committee on Medical School Affairs, a leader of the REACH service learning group, and a peer advisor to three first-year medical students. He conducts otolaryngology research with Drs. Michael Cohen and Jessica Levi at Boston Medical Center.
"I am incredibly honored and grateful to accept the 2017 TYLENOL Future Care Scholarship. With this award, I am proud to represent Boston University School of Medicine, and all my previous institutions," he said. "I am more motivated than ever to excel in my ongoing training to become a doctor and provide excellent patient care. Thank you to my family, mentors, and friends for your love and support."
For more than 20 years, McNeil Consumer Healthcare, the makers of TYLENOL, have awarded 40 annual TYLENOL Future Care Scholarships to exceptional students pursuing careers in healthcare, 10 in the amount of $10,000 and 30 in the amount of $5,000.