VCOM 2022 Annual Report

Breedlove Awarded Fullerton Scholarship

A lyssa Breedlove is the Fullerton Medical Scholarship Program’s is a graduate of Clemson University, where she earned a degree in biology. Prior to coming to VCOM, Alyssa gained invaluable experience

care providers in the Carolinas. The program seeks to improve the availability of primary care providers in upstate South Carolina and Western North Carolina by providing substantial tuition assistance to medical students and student nurse practitioners who intend to practice some form of primary care.

2022 recipient. A member of VCOM Carolinas Class of 2025, Alyssa

in primary care for those most in need by spending two years volunteering at a Federally Qualified Health Center (FQHC) in her hometown of Burlington, North Carolina.

As the recipient of the generous Fullerton Medical Scholarship Program, Alyssa will receive $20,000 per year for four years. An award of this magnitude makes a meaningful difference in

The Fullerton Medical Scholarship Program was established by The Fullerton Foundation in 1985 to support the development of primary

the path through medical school as it supports students who dream of bringing healthcare home to the Carolinas.

Truist Foundation Grant Creates Internship Program V COM received a grant from the Truist Foundation to provide a month-long rotation for fourth year medical students who plan to practice primary care medicine and who have demonstrated prior experience working with populations whose healthcare needs are underserved.

and urban medically underserved areas. A key objective of the internship program is to make students aware of programs and opportunities in the communities where they would serve as future physicians.

Ten students from the Virginia, Carolinas and Auburn campuses were selected to participate in the Truist Internship Program which creates positive exposures for medical student interns to work and train in medically and economically underserved areas. The long-term goal of the program is to address access to healthcare and increase economic mobility in rural



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