Latimer-HeadshotThe MedEvac Foundation International is pleased to announce the 2015 recipient of the Medical Transport Leadership Institute (MTLI) Scholarship – Dr. Andrew Latimer, MD, University of Cincinnati Air Care and Mobile Care Flight Physician.

Dr. Latimer receives the scholarship based on his proven track record of dedication to critical care transport, an unparalleled passion for HEMS, and his commitment to maximizing patient outcomes beginning in the pre-hospital treatment environment. He has 10 years of experience in the emergency medical industry, including positions in fire service and EMS in Washington State and as a ground critical care transport EMT. He is currently an active Flight Physician and a Senior Resident at the University of Cincinnati, Department of Emergency Medicine. He is active in many of the industry’s professional associations, such as the National Association of EMS Physicians (NAEMSP), American College of Emergency Physicians (ACEP), and the Air Medical Physician Association (AMPA).

“My motivations to attend MTLI are twofold. I hope to gain leadership and management skills related to critical care transport medicine that are largely ignored in the standard emergency medicine curriculum, as well as foster a larger professional network to bring back to Air Care and Mobile Care as I take a larger leadership role within the program as a senior resident and mentor,” says Dr. Latimer.

The MTLI enhances leadership and management of medical transportation through formal education programs emphasizing management theory and its direct practical application. The scholarship is awarded to individuals who excel in the critical care transport community based on active involvement, industry achievement, and commitment to critical care transport services. This award recognizes individuals who strive to achieve the highest levels of professionalism and compassionate patient care toward the betterment of the air medical and critical care transport industry.

“The MTLI is the premier leadership training program in the critical care transport industry. The MedEvac Foundation is proud to offer this annual scholarship to develop strong future industry leaders as a result of the education MTLI provides,” said Foundation President and CEO, Rick Sherlock. “Dr. Latimer is an ideal candidate for the MTLI program, and I have no doubt he will find the experience has great value as he continues his professional development.”

The MedEvac Foundation wishes to thank Metro Aviation, Inc., the sole benefactor of the MTLI Scholarship.

“Metro Aviation believes in innovation and the education of our industry’s leading professionals,” said Metro Aviation President Mike Stanberry. “The MTLI Scholarship inspires and instills the innovative spirit we strive for at Metro, and we are honored to support this scholarship for the MedEvac Foundation International.”

The two-year MTLI Scholarship, established in 2009, is awarded annually. Applicants with healthcare or aviation backgrounds are eligible. The 2016 application process will open next year – please check back here.