Alberta Medical Association

Alberta Medical Association

October 16, 2006 10:30 ET

Alberta Medical Association: Four Alberta Medical Students Receive Tarrant Scholarship to Support University Tuition for One Year

EDMONTON, ALBERTA--(CCNMatthews - Oct. 16, 2006) - Alberta Medical Association's Section of Rural Medicine will award the third annual Tarrant Scholarship to four Alberta medical students, Monday, October 16 at the University of Alberta Faculty Club in Edmonton.

This year two students from each of the University of Alberta (U of A) and the University of Calgary (U of C) will share the scholarships. "We had several excellent candidates for this year's awards, and we wanted to encourage each of them to pursue a career in rural family practice," states Dr. Allan S. Garbutt, President, AMA's Section of Rural Medicine.

Named in honor of the late Dr. Michael Tarrant, a Calgary family physician who championed rural medical undergraduate education, the Tarrant Scholarship is Alberta's largest unrestricted medical school undergraduate award. The scholarship provides a full year's tuition to medical students at the U of A and U of C who seek careers in rural medicine in Alberta. Award recipients must demonstrate their interest in rural medicine in their undergraduate work.

The 2006 Tarrant Scholarship recipients are all third-year medical students:

University of Alberta students:

- Brenda A. Nakashima, from Taber, Alberta.

- Scott T. Smith, from Cardston, Alberta.

University of Calgary students:

- Reta M. Blakely, from Didsbury, Alberta.

- Heather M. Ringrose, from Waterford, Ontario.

A fact sheet on the Tarrant Scholarship is available on CCNMatthew's website:

Contact Information

  • Alberta Medical Association
    Dr. Allan S. Garbutt
    Section of Rural Medicine
    Cell: (403) 563-0102
    Alberta Medical Association
    Barbara L. Green
    Senior Communications Consultant
    (780) 482-0678
    Cell: (780) 719-8980