Wilkes University Students Named 2017 Guthrie Clinical Scholars

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Eight Wilkes University students were named to the Guthrie Clinical Scholars program. The Guthrie Scholars program is designed to give qualified juniors and seniors at Wilkes University who are interested in pursuing careers in medicine the opportunity to earn 15 credits while gaining first-hand knowledge of the life of a physician.

The students are:

  • Keaton Allison, a biology major of Aiken, S.C.
  • Harrison Eckert, a biology and Spanish dual-major of Orefield, Pa.
  • Margaret Galatioto, a neuroscience major of Binghamton, N.Y.
  • Morgan Novakovich, a biology major of Forty Fort, Pa.
  • Isaiah Pinkerton, a biology major of Manheim, Pa.
  • Ana Rahman, a biology major of Mountain Top, Pa.
  • Zoya Rahman, a biology major of Mountain Top, Pa.
  • Leah Thomas, a biology major of Wilkes-Barre, Pa.

The selected students participate in a research project, attend medical and surgical grand rounds and teaching rounds, hear lectures, and shadow physicians, nurses, social workers, nutritionists, allied health care providers and administrators. They also spend one week in a Guthrie regional clinic, two days with Guthrie Hospice and Guthrie Home Health care, a day with the Greater Valley Ambulance Service and a day with the Guthrie Air Flight Team. The program is offered by the Guthrie non-profit integrated health system that is located in north central Pennsylvania and upstate New York.

Applicants for the Guthrie Clinical Scholars program must be in their sophomore year at Wilkes University to apply. Applicants must have a minimum grade-point average of 3.0 and have shadowing and community service experience. An application is required to be submitted through the Center for Health Sciences and Student Success at Wilkes. After the application review process, Guthrie interviews the top applicants.

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