VCOM 2022 Annual Report

The Hearst Foundations Scholars Program Scholarship Omar Haggaz , VCOM-Louisiana Class of 2024, Katy, TX

The Latonya Hendricks Memorial Scholarship Marisela Davis , VCOM-Virginia Class of 2024, Ewa Beach, HI

“I know what type of physician I want to be. One that is grounded on empathy, decency, and on the perpetual wheel of learning that is medicine, always asking why and

“The principles of osteopathic medicine have

taught me that each patient is intricately

connected not only to their health but their personal life and their community, so I am responsible for embracing those aspects of them as I look to serve them as their future healthcare provider.” The Randal “R.J.” Kirk Medical Scholarship Quoc-Tuan Nguyen , VCOM-Virginia Class of 2024, Poquoson, VA

always continuing to expand my skill set.”

The F. W. Sonny Merryman Jr. Family Scholarship Margaret Foster , VCOM-Virginia Class of 2023, Bridgewater, VA

“Often times, the medical field can feel very business-oriented, and volunteering with medical non-profits has helped me to see the true service orientated nature of the profession. They have shown me the great need

“My interest in osteopathic medicine’s philosophy and emphasis on patient centered care began with the Charlottesville Free Clinic where I saw true financial hardship and its

for primary care physicians, especially in the underserved communities of Southwest Virginia, and I would love to be able to one day serve these communities as an osteopathic physician.”

effect on healthcare accessibility. As many

patients lived on their weekly paychecks and lacked basic necessities, I gained an awareness of the challenges that I have never faced. I initiated the Outreach Team to increase patient retention and envision myself continuing similar endeavors as a future osteopathic physician.”



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