Local resident earns scholarship from medical school

Weston Nix, a fourth-year medical student at Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine, has received the Hassman Family Scholarship.

The scholarship was established in honor of the Hassman family: Joseph M. Hassman, DO ’65; Howard A. Hassman, DO ’83; Elissa F. Hassman, DO ’86; David R. Hassman, DO ’91; and Michael A. Hassman, DO ’94. The scholarship is awarded each year to an osteopathic medical student who has demonstrated financial need.

Nix is a native of Williamsport and received a bachelor’s degree in biology from Penn State University in 2010.

Founded in 1899, Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine has trained more 15,000 highly competent, caring physicians, health practitioners and behavioral scientists who practice a “whole person” approach, treating people, not just symptoms.

PCOM offers the doctor of osteopathic medicine degree, the doctor of pharmacy degree and graduate programs in clinical and school psychology, physician assistant studies, forensic medicine, organizational development and leadership and biomedical sciences.

Our students learn the importance of health promotion, education and service to the community and, through PCOM’s Healthcare Centers, provide care to the medically underserved populations in inner city and rural locations.