Meet Sami Mesgun

Graphic illustration of scholarship recipient Sami Mesgun in a white coat
Aug. 20, 2020

Generous support allows this medical student to choose to help the community. 

M.D. Candidate
UNLV School of Medicine, Class of 2023

Engelstad Medical Scholar

Awards and Achievements
2020 UNLV Upward Bound TRIO Honoree

Cornell University 
2016-2017 Multicultural Greek Letter Council Academic Excellence Award  
2015-2016 Outstanding Chapter Officer Award 
Order of Omega Greek Leadership Honor Society 
Mortar Board Senior Honor Society  
Sphinx Head Honor Society

High school and throughout college - Adelson Medical Scholarship

How has the Engelstad Scholarship benefited you? 
The scholarship has relieved one of the biggest burdens for me as a medical student, and that is tuition debt. The scholarship has also significantly impacted my career outlook. I am more sure about my decision to go into primary care to serve the needs of Nevadans and feel less pressured to choose a higher paying specialty because of debt.

What do you plan to do after graduation?
I hope to begin residency training in internal medicine after graduation. Once I’ve completed training, I hope to practice medicine in Las Vegas and eventually go on international medical trips every year to promote health in underserved areas.

Would you like to share a message with your scholarship donors?
Thank you so much for investing in my education and future. I was elated to learn that I had received a scholarship that would help me get through medical school with the least amount of financial burden. I am so grateful for your generosity and support. My hope for the future is to continue this legacy by starting a scholarship fund for students in need. That way, we remove barriers for the next generation of leaders.