NEW YORK, Feb. 11, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Bankers Healthcare Group, a leading provider of financial solutions for healthcare professionals, recently sponsored an Empire State Medical Association fundraising event to support scholarships for medical students of color from the New York City area. The event was held on February 10, 2016 at Chocolat Restaurant Lounge in Harlem, NYC. Scholarship recipient Ms. Simone Elder was in attendance.
Elder, an M.D. candidate at Weill Cornell Medical College, earned her B.A. at Rice University where she completed her Honors Thesis in Biochemistry and Cell Biology. She is a Gates Millennium Scholarship recipient and studied abroad focusing on women's health in India, China and South Africa, as well as language and culture in Paris. She also completed clinical research at Texas Children's Hospital.
At WCMC, Elder volunteers at the school's free clinic, is an active member of student clubs that advocate for patients without health insurance and is dedicated to increasing the number minorities in the field of healthcare. She serves as the Social Chair for the Students of Equal Opportunity in Medicine and is the founding member and mentor liaison for the Association of Women Surgeons at WCMC.
Bankers Healthcare Group has been an ESMA supporter for over six years. "BHG was delighted to sponsor this fundraising event and support New York City medical students," said BHG President Bob Castro. "We congratulate Simone on her outstanding accomplishments, commend her dedication to service and leadership and wish her the very best as she pursues her career in this challenging, honorable vocation."
ESMA President Dr. Chris Phang stated, "We would like to thank Mr. Castro and the entire BHG team for their ongoing commitment to the mission of ESMA including support of our scholarship fundraising efforts and providing products and services to support physician viability for our members."
The event was hosted by the ESMA, the New York affiliate of the National Medical Association, in collaboration with Manhattan Central Medical Society, one of ESMA's local affiliates. The scholarship is administered by the National Medical Fellowships.
About the Empire State Medical Association
The Empire State Medical Association is the New York affiliate of the National Medical Association (NMA) that promotes the collective interests of physicians and patients of African descent. We carry out this mission by serving as the collective voice of physicians of African descent and a leading force for parity in medicine, elimination of health disparities and promotion of optimal health.
About Bankers Healthcare Group
Since 2001, Bankers Healthcare Group has been committed to providing hassle-free financial solutions to healthcare professionals, including personal and commercial loans, credit cards and insurance services. BHG has provided more than $2 billion in funding to thousands of satisfied customers nationwide. Inc. has recognized the company ten times for growth and job creation.
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