Fund:

Dr. Arya Wayne Moti Pre-med Student Award

Department:

SOM Student Affairs Dept D02001

Purpose:

Undergraduate Student Support

History and Purpose:

Dr. Ayra Moti was born in Las Vegas, Nevada on July 2, 1970 and at the age of three moved to Riverside, California. He attended Highland Elementary School where he was the chess champion from third through sixth grade. In University Middle School he was the student president and county math champion. At North High School he was a drum major and a member of the school's academic decathlon team which won the 1988 countywide championship. Arya majored in pre-med at the University of California, Riverside, graduating in 1992. He decided to become an orthopedic surgeon after he injured his knee while playing rugby at UCR.

Dr. Moti received his D.O. from Western University, Pomona, and did his residency at Botford General Hospital in Farmington, Michigan. Upon completion of his studies, he resided in Tampa, Florida, serving as a team physician for the Florida Boxing Commission. In fall of 2005, he established The Moti Center for Orthopedic Surgery Sports Medicine in Brookville, Florida. He enjoyed all sports including snowboarding, rollerblading, indoor Hockey, and wakeboarding, but most of all he loved his patients and his contribution to their well-being. He was not only a dedicated and accomplished surgeon, but also a kind, caring, humorous, lively human being who touch so many lives. Dr. Moti passed away in August 2006.

The payout from the endowment is to be used for the benefit and support of UCR undergraduate students who are in the Medical Scholars Program and are planning on going to medical school.

Selection and Guidelines:

The awards will be administered by the School of Medicine (SOM) and recipients of the awards are to be selected by the SOM Scholarship Committee. Awards will be given annually to outstanding students who are in Medical Scholars Program, are planning on going to medical school, and demonstrate financial need.

In the event that no student(s) meets this criteria, the annual distribution may be added to the corpus of the endowment or applied to the next year's award(s).

The fund is to be used for the benefit and support of UCR undergraduate students who are in the Medical Scholars Program (MSP) and are planning on going to medical school. (updated on 12/19/2014).

No application is required. The MSP will select from qualified students enrolled in their program.

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