Michael C. Merrill, PA-C Endowed Scholarship Fund for the Advancement of PAs in Emergency Medicine
The Michael C. Merrill, PA-C Endowed Scholarship Fund for the Advancement of PAs in Emergency Medicine was created to support MEDEX students interested in a career in emergency medicine. It is also intended to pay tribute to Michael C. Merrill, a graduate of the MEDEX Northwest program (Seattle Class 26), who died in 2007.
Mr. Merrill worked in the emergency room at Group Health Eastside Hospital in Redmond, Wash., and he was widely admired for his intelligence, curiosity, and kindness. Mr. Merrill enjoyed learning and teaching, and he was able to establish an immediate and reassuring rapport with his patients. When Mr. Merrill developed extrapulmonary small-cell carcinoma, his colleagues, patients, family, and friends decided to pay tribute to Mr. Merrill’s love of medicine, his commitment to patients, and his interest in education by creating a scholarship fund for MEDEX Northwest.