Arkansas Mutual Awards $10,000 Scholarship to UAMS Medical Student To Pursue Primary Care | UAMSHealth
July 27, 2016 | Mikaila Wilson Calcagni, of Fayetteville, has been awarded the Arkansas Mutual Medical Student Award, a scholarship for third-year medical students at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS), who want to practice primary care in rural Arkansas. Mikaila Wilson Calcagni, UAMS medical student Calcagni, who comes from a family of nurses including her father and grandmother, said it was a study abroad trip to Sweden that opened her eyes to primary care. "Here, we focus so much on fixing a problem after it appears instead of trying to prevent it," she said. "For me, primary care helps provide prevention." Although she isn't sure what area of primary care she would like to pursue, she knows where she wants to provide. "I want to have a career that impacts Arkansans directly," she said. "I was born and raised here, so this is the health care community I know and love." The scholarship is funded by the Arkansas Mutual Insurance Co. in partnership with