Drs. Leslie & Mitchell Weiss Scholarship
The Drs. Leslie and Mitchell Weiss Scholarship is a need-based scholarship fund established by family and friends in honor and memory of Drs. Leslie ('93) and Mitchell ('94) Weiss. Leslie and Mitchell were dedicated to supporting their loved ones at pivotal life moments, and this scholarship is meant to continue their legacy of generosity. Each year, it will be awarded to a first-year student who displays leadership and community engagement within and/or outside the medical field, and will be distributed to them over their four years of medical school to cover their expenses, as follows.
- First-year medical equipment and preclinical study resources
- Clinical review books and UWorld question banks for USMLE Step 1 and Step 2
- Residency applications and residency interview travel costs
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More About Drs. Leslie & Mitchell Weiss
Leslie ('93 Pediatrics) and Mitchell ('94 Radiology) both grew up in the suburbs of Philadelphia and met at Jefferson early in their medical school education. After completing their residencies — Leslie at Saint Christopher’s Hospital and Mitchell at Bryn Mawr Hospital — and settling in Lafayette Hill, they moved to the Tampa area where raised their children, Hannah and Ari.
Leslie and Mitchell served as physicians at Morton Plant Hospital in Clearwater, Florida. They were integral, beloved members of their respective teams — Leslie in neonatal pediatrics and Mitchell in interventional radiology.
Both were involved in medical organizations and projects outside of their duties as doctors, each going above and beyond their job descriptions. Leslie served on various committees within Morton Plant, mentored residents, and unwaveringly supported Planned Parenthood. Mitchell consistently developed new IR technology, equipment and procedures, always working to improve patient outcomes with innovative techniques.
Above all, Leslie and Mitchell were generous, thoughtful doctors who cared deeply about helping family and friends at pivotal moments in their lives. The Doctors Leslie and Mitchell Weiss Scholarship will help a first year-student, who demonstrates dedication to pursuits outside of the prescribed medical curriculum, to pursue a career in medicine. Family and friends of the Weiss family will always love and miss Leslie and Mitchell and hope others will continue to remember and benefit from their generosity and kindness.