Ravi Ambani, Slatington, is the recipient of the LeCoMASE Medical Student Scholarship offered through The Foundation of the Pennsylvania Medical Society. Ambani, a second-year medical student at Drexel University College of Medicine, will receive $2,500 toward his tuition. He is the son of Dr. Narendra and Dina Ambani.

Ambani plans to practice medicine as a cardiologist. He strives to be a physician who displays compassion to all patients. "Taking time to ensure that a patient is given the opportunity to tell their story about their symptoms is a key aspect in the development of a substantial relationship between caretaker and patient," said Ambani. "I believe it is of utmost importance to establish a trusting environment before moving forward with treatment. Through compassionate care I feel that I will make a mark in the medical world and practice my art to the best of my abilities."

This award is possible, thanks to contributions from the Lehigh County Medical Auxiliary's Scholarship and Education Fund, Inc. (LeCoMASE). Earlier this year, LeCoMASE, established this fund within the Foundation to assist Lehigh County residents with the cost of attending medical school.

LeCoMASE, a non-profit corporation based in Allentown, Pennsylvania, was formed in the late 1960's to help qualified members of the community meet the cost of earning a medical or nursing degree.

The Foundation, a nonprofit affiliate of the Pennsylvania Medical Society, sustains the future of medicine in Pennsylvania by providing programs that support medical education, physician health, and excellence in practice. It has been helping to finance medical education for more than 40 years.

For information about this scholarship, call the Foundation's Student Financial Services office at (717) 558-7854, or visit www.foundationpamedsoc.org.