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MD/PhD program welcomes first-year medical students

Penn State College of Medicine’s MD/PhD Medical Scientist Training Program welcomed seven new first-year medical students during the 24th annual White Coat Ceremony held Aug. 2, 2019, to present all incoming medical students with their first white coats.

The new MD/PhD students are:

  • Farrah Alkhaleel from the University of Pennsylvania
  • Timothy Helmuth from the University of Colorado
  • Stephen Hopes from the University of California – Santa Barbara
  • Havell Markus from Arizona State University
  • Matthew Molinaro from the University of Florida
  • Laura Perez from Florida International University
  • Afton Widdershins from The College of Wooster

The MD/PhD Medical Scientist Training Program is supported by a grant from the National Institutes of Health and trains medical scientists interested in pursuing careers in biomedical research and academic medicine.

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