Three Stettler area medical students are getting a financial boost for their studies thanks to a scholarship being administered by the Stettler Health Services Foundation.
Dr. Lynne McKenzie was a well-known physician who spent much of her career working in rural medicine and is known for delivering the last baby born in the Coronation Hospital and Care Centre.
When Dr. McKenzie passed away in 2017 she left an endowment to the care of the Stettler Health Services Foundation to help further the studies of rural Alberta medical students.
Students who apply for the scholarship must be currently enrolled in an Alberta-based medical school with plans to cintinue a career in medicine in rural Alberta.
In the inaugural disbursment of the scholarship, Katrina Taylor, Jesse McDonald and Lize-Mari duToit have all bee selected as recipients.
The three students will each receive $3,000 to go towards their studies.
“Dr. McKenzie was a consumate professional who was passionate about her work in medicine,” write Mary-Jane Jackson, a representative of the Stettler Health Services Foundation in a press-release.
“Right up to her retirement in 2016 she continued to make home visits to her patients in need.”
It is hoped that with the scholarships left by McKenzie, her commitment to the profession she loved can be passed on to the next generation.