HARRISBURG - The Lycoming County Medical Society announced three $2,500 medical school scholarship recipients. Students are:
Laura A. Anderson, daughter of Eric and Elizabeth Anderson, of Williamsport. She attends the Commonwealth Medical College.
Lauren E. McGee, daughter of Hugh and Dee Ann McGee, of Linden. She attends the Commonwealth Medical College.
Morgan T. Rogers, daughter of George and Brenda Manchester, of Linden. She attends the Commonwealth Medical College.
Anderson gained insight into the realistic aspects of physicians' job from her mother who is a family doctor.
The environment in which she was reared allowed her to embrace her fascination with scientific studies and practice compassion for others with a desire to serve. She said, "Throughout my whole life, my mother has been an example of a physician dedicated to caring for her patients, and her example assures me that a medical career will allow me to similarly serve others as a caregiver." Anderson plans to specialize in family medicine.
As a Commonwealth Medical College student, McGee will return to Williamsport through the Longitudinal Integrated Clerkship during her third year of medical school in order to gain understanding of chronic disease and its impact on families and the community.
"My ambition to become an attentive, compassionate physician will motivate and guide me through educational and clinical experiences in the future four years of medical school. I hope that following graduation, I will be able to serve in a rural community where I will care for patients in an understanding, holistic manner and to help them achieve their personal health goals," she said.
Rogers is interested in family medicine. "Whereas the desire to practice medicine may have germinated in the context of being raised in a health care family, it has been the numerous exceptional examples of clinicians that have served to prompt my desire to become well rooted in the family practice specialty and serve others in the role of a family medicine doctor," she said. She is working toward the goal of entering a family medicine residency in north central Pennsylvania and eventually practicing in the Williamsport area where her husband and family reside.
In 2002, Lycoming County Medical Society began awarding the scholarship to benefit medical students from the county. Contributions from area physicians support the scholarship, and The Foundation of the Pennsylvania Medical Society administers the funds.
Lycoming County Medical Society provides member physicians with educational presentations, networking opportunities and legislative and administrative support. It also serves as a community resource for public health information and communication.
The Foundation, a nonprofit affiliate of the Pennsylvania Medical Society, sustains the future of medicine in Pennsylvania by providing programs that support medical education, physician health and excellence in practice. It has been helping to finance medical education for more than 40 years.
For information about this scholarship, call the foundation's student financial services office at 717-558-7854, or visit www.foundationpamedsoc.org.