For Release: April 17, 2007
Contact: DMS Communications 603-650-1492
Med student honored as emerging leader in medicine
HANOVER, NH—A second year Dartmouth medical student received an American Medical Association (AMA) Foundation 2007 Leadership Award. Narath Carlile was among those honored for outstanding leadership skills in advocacy, community service and/or education.
The awards, presented in association with the Pfizer Medical Humanities Initiative in ceremonies in Washington DC, recognized 55 medical students residents, fellows, young or international physicians.
In addition to his studies Carlile is active at DMS on several fronts. As an Albert Schweitzer fellow he works with sleep disorder patients, and was also curriculum representative for his class. Interested in quality improvement for health care through education and technologies, he led a DMS student presentation to the Institute for Healthcare Improvement and is a DMS representative for ImproveHealthcare.org, an organization of medical schools working to promote quality improvement.
His global health interests include serving as leader of DarDar Connects, a health care support project for Dartmouth's Tanzania program and as a committee member of the Dartmouth international health group. While volunteering with uninsured patients in New England, he is also interested in medical systems that extend services to people in need in the US and abroad.
Prior to medical school, Carlile co-founded and acted as chief technical officer of an educational software company specializing in science education, where he developed a patented evaluation-based learning software engine as well as applications for various clients including the government of Canada. After growing up in South Africa, he received his bachelor's degree in computer science from York University in Toronto, Canada.
"Through their committed efforts in advancing health care in their communities, these men and women have shown tremendous potential for being part of the next generation of medical leaders," said Dr. Linda B. Ford, president of the AMA Foundation. "Whether the issues are political or social, I am confident that these talented people will provide solid leadership in the interest of improving health care delivery in our country."