One student from each medical school will be selected and awarded an annual scholarship of $4000. The selection process will be conducted by LSMS’s Educational and Research Foundation Board. Awardees will be notified and recognized at the LSMS Board Meeting in December.
Application criteria and requirements: P_H__Jones_2017_criteria.doc
History of the Philip H. Jones, M.D. Memorial Scholarship Fund
The Philip H. Jones, M.D. Memorial Scholarship Fund honors an extremely influential member of Louisiana's physician community. Philip Harold Jones was born in Jackson, Louisiana in 1896. At an early age he moved with his family to Lutcher and then Baton Rouge. He was the grandson of Dr. John Welsch Jones who graduated from Tulane University School of Medicine in 1852. His father, Dr. Philip Huff Jones, had graduated from Tulane University School of Medicine in 1878.
Philip Harold Jones received his early education in the local public school system and in 1916 received a Bachelor of Arts degree from Louisiana State University. In 1920 he become the third generation of his family to have graduated from the Tulane University School of Medicine. Shortly after beginning his internship at Charity Hospital of New Orleans, he interrupted his studies to accept a Rhodes Scholarship. In 1924 he received a Ph.D. in Pathology from Oxford University. These foreign studies included a course in dermatology at the Hospital de St. Louis in Paris, internal medicine and cardiology at the London Hospital and cardiology at the London Heart Hospital. He applied this newly gained knowledge in the medical clinics of Vienna.
He then returned to New Orleans where he completed his internship in 1925. He served as House Physician at Charity Hospital from 1926 to 1928. He then opened a private practice with a specialization in internal medicine.
Dr. Jones maintained strong ties to the academic medical community where he did considerable teaching as a member of the Department of Family Medicine at Tulane. He served, in various capacities, as full-time instructor, part-time instructor, Assistant Professor of Clinical Medicine and Associate Professor of Internal Medicine. At the time of his death he held the prestigious title of Professor Emeritus. His activities in both private practice and organized medicine were just as impressive. As a member of the Orleans Parish Medical Society, he served as chairman of various committees the first of which was Scientific Essays in 1934. He was first elected to office in that Society in 1934 culminating in his election as president in 1945. At the state level, he was elected President of the Louisiana State Medical Society for the 1953-1954 term. He also served on various committees among them the Budget and Finance, Domicile, and Insurance Committees. He was a Senior Delegate to the American Medical Association from 1955 to 1970. He also served as Editor of the Journal of the Louisiana State Medical Society from 1947-1970.
Dr. Jones was a strong advocate of the private practice of medicine and throughout his illustrious career gave unselfishly of his time to serve on Society, state and federal committees seeking to improve the quality of medical care.
At the time of his death in 1970, Dr. Jones left a portion of his estate to the Louisiana State Medical Society's Educational and Research Foundation. A portion of these funds are invested to provide scholarships for financially needy medical students. These scholarships have provided invaluable assistance to students at the state's three medical schools: Louisiana State University's School of Medicine [New Orleans], Louisiana State University School of Medicine [Shreveport] and Tulane University School of Medicine.