The SMA Alliance is proud to recognize Brian Buning from Mobile, Alabama as the 2013 Society of 1924 Medical Student Scholarship Winner. Brian was awarded the scholarship during the SMA/SMAA Presidents’ Installation and Awards Luncheon at the SMA Scientific Assembly in November. Brian is a third-year medical student at the University of South Alabama College of Medicine in Mobile, Alabama.
Overcoming many obstacles including Hodgkin’s lymphoma, Brian is now pursuing his dream of becoming a doctor. Brian has served in many leadership positions in medical school including vice-president of the Family Medicine Interest Group, vice-president of the Christian Medical and Dental Association, and president of the Emergency Medicine Interest Group. In addition, he and two classmates coach a baseball team for physically and/or mentally challenged youth and he participates in mission trips to under-served countries. Having an undergraduate degree in business, combined with his medical education and his passion for serving others, Brian believes he will have the skills to effectively reach the unde-served – near and far.
Please join us in congratulating Brian as the 2013 SMA Alliance Society of 1924 Medical Student Scholarship Winner.