David O. Hough Scholarship

The David O. Hough, MD, Endowed Memorial Scholarship for Excellence in Family Medicine was established to encourage others to emulate the accomplishments of David Hough, who died in 1996 at the age of 50. In 1976, Hough and Douglas McKeag, MD, initiated the MSU Sports Medicine Program. His pioneering application of the principles of family medicine to the field of sports medicine was nationally recognized for its creativity and innovation. He became director of the program, a responsibility he held at the time of his death.

The scholarship is awarded annually to a graduating MSU College of Human Medicine senior who has been chosen as the outstanding fourth-year student planning to enter a family medicine residency program upon graduation. The student receiving this highly competitive award must demonstrate the healing spirit that was so much a part of Dr. Hough. This includes clinical competence, a great and demonstrated sensitivity to the psychosocial aspects of the patient/physician interaction, care and concern for others through professional and/or volunteer experiences, and a commitment to family.

Read essays by Jamie Kantola, Mitchell Sydloski, and Helen (Nelli) Thomas, the 2014 Hough Scholarship Awardees.

The 2013 Hough Scholarship Awardees, David Henderson and Rachel Paneth-Pollack.

The 2012 Hough Scholarship Awardees, Justin Bowles and Sarah Rodriguez.


For more information, contact:

Bethany Ford
Phone: (517) 884-0454
E-mail: bethany.ford@hc.msu.edu