Bruce E. Hubler, M.D. Endowed Scholarship for Idaho Medical Students
Bruce Hubler grew up knowing that he wanted to be a physician like his father. He was an outstanding student from a young age and focused his educational path to achieve his ultimate goal of attending medical school. He graduated from Caldwell Senior High School in 1983 as one of the top 10 students in his class, and he went on to attend the University of Washington as an undergraduate. While at the UW, he played and performed in the Husky Marching Band for four years, but never wavered from his studies. A microbiology major, Bruce graduated from the UW with honors in 1987, and, in addition to being elected into the Phi Beta Kappa Society, he received the prestigious Charles Evans Award, given to the graduating microbiology major with the highest GPA.
Bruce was thrilled to be accepted by the University of Washington School of Medicine, and he participated in the WWAMI-Idaho medical education program, completing his first year of studies at the University of Idaho campus in Moscow, Idaho. His quest for a medical degree culminated in his graduation (with honors) in 1991. Like his father before him, he was elected into the Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society, signifying a lasting commitment to scholarship, leadership, professionalism and service.
Bruce completed his residency program in diagnostic radiology at Virginia Mason Medical Center in 1996, including four months of pediatric radiology at Children’s Hospital and three months of emergency radiology at Harborview Medical Center. He then completed a one-year fellowship at the University of Washington in body imaging in 1997, where he also served as a clinical instructor.
Bruce’s intellect and spirit were nurtured by his Idaho roots, and the numerous hunting and fishing expeditions he enjoyed growing up encouraged him to return to Idaho at the completion of his medical training. He started his career with Mercy Medical Center (now Saint Alphonsus Medical Center-Nampa), and then joined Boise Radiology Group at St. Luke’s Regional Medical Center in 2001. There he was a valued colleague, one frequently sought out for his special interests in body CT, body MRI and PET imaging until his untimely death from natural causes in June 2012.