Robinson Scholarship

The Robinson Scholarship Program was established to  assist students who want to complete an International Education experience at the Christian Medical College in Vellore, India.  Students from the School of Nursing and the School of Health Professions are eligible to apply for a scholarship to complete an elective rotation during the summer or School of Medicine students can apply for an International Elective Rotation that occurs during February of their 4th year                           

This scholarship program honors Dr. David W. Robinson, whose distinguished career at the University of Kansas Medical Center began in 1945 when he was appointed as an Assistant in Plastic Surgery.  He went on to become an Associate in Plastic Surgery, 1946; Assistant Professor in the Department of Oncology and Head of Plastic Surgery, 1948; Associate Professor of Surgery and Oncology, 1950; Professor of Surgery and Oncology, 1955-1960; and in 1967 he was appointed as Lecturer, History of Medicine. Robinson was awarded the title of Distinguished Professor and appointed as director of the Gene and Barbara Burnett Burn Center in 1973, and from 1974-1979 served as Vice Chancellor for Clinical Affairs and Chief of Staff. From 1975-1976 he served as Acting Executive Vice Chancellor. In 1984 he became an Honorary Medical Alumnus, and in 1985 was appointed as University Distinguished Professor Emeritus. Dr. Robinson died in 2003.1 



History of the Robinson Scholarship Program (PDF)

History of the Robinson Scholarship

History of the Robinson Scholarship


Last modified: Aug 20, 2014