Goldfein award honors medical school grad

Kristopher Carson “KC” Rosburg and Carol Galper, assistant dean for medical student education at the University of Arizona College of Medicine, with the letter announcing his award from the Dr. Sam Goldfein Memorial Fund

The Dr. Sam Goldfein Memorial Fund of the Jewish Community Foundation will honor Kristopher Carson “KC” Rosburg with its second annual award of $2,500. Rosburg is a graduating senior at the University of Arizona College of Medicine who will become a pediatrician. He will do his residency at St. Louis University. Rosburg teaches CCC-CPR classes throughout the community, volunteers for the College of Medicine’s graduation white coat ceremonies, and often volunteers as an interviewer during school tours. The award will be presented to Rosburg by Ann Goldfein, a JCF trustee and widow of Sam Goldfein, at the annual senior breakfast ceremony on May 10.

The award recipient is selected by the Goldfein advisory committee from senior students who have been involved with the UA’s Commitment to Underserved People program and exhibit the compassion, commitment to patient care, humility, desire to learn and leadership qualities exemplified by Goldfein during his lifetime. The annual award is a surprise each year to the recipient; nominations are a result of recommendations by physicians and advisors who work with students in the CUP program. Goldfein volunteered as a mentor in the CUP program.

The first annual award was presented last year to Amber Steves, M.D., now a resident in the Fort Collins Colorado Family Medicine Residency Program.