Prehealth

DaVinci's Man

Awards and Prizes

Clark premedical students are eligible for awards and prizes:

  • The Dr. Kenneth A. Senter '43 Endowed Award for Premed Undergraduates provides an award to a premedical undergraduate student who is of high academic standing and deserving of financial assistance.
  • The Edward N. Trachtenberg Endowed Prize provides an award to a health professions applicant based on such factors as academic record, suitability for the profession, and financial need.
  • Students applying to Clark who are interested in careers in medicine may qualify for merit-based scholarships that provide substantial tuition discounts and financial support for doing research during the summer following the student's junior year at Clark.

List of Award and Prize Winners:

David Doran Trager '64 Memorial Prize for Excellence in Biology was awarded each year through 2010 to a senior accepted to a medical school:

  • 2010 - Papiya Sinha
  • 2009 - Salvatore Pezzella (University of Connecticut School of Dental Medicine)
  • 2008 - Shyamal Asher (The Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University)
  • 2007 - Peter Abdalla (University of New England College of Osteopathic Medicine)
  • 2006 - Kasmir Ramo (University of Massachusetts Medical School)
  • 2005 - Mary Badon (Yale U. School of Medicine)
  • 2004 - Andrew Max Somberg (Albert Einstein School of Medicine)
  • 2003 - Julia Crawford (Tufts U. School of Medicine)
  • 2002 - Victoria Byfield (Tufts Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine)
  • 2001 - Rachel Peragallo (Harvard Medical School)
  • 2000 - Amy Pritchard (Oregon Health & Science U. School of Medicine)

Dr. Kenneth A. Senter '43 Endowed Award for Premed Undergraduates:

  • 2019 - Zaza Gelashvili, Chloe Kellum, Amaan Quraishi
  • 2018 - David Berry (Lincoln-Memorial University-DeBusk College of Osteopathic Medicine), Lucyna Kogut, Jordan Majka
  • 2017 - William Hawkins, Iva Hoxha (New England College of Optometry), and Andres Torres (University of Puerto Rico School of Medicine)
  • 2016 - Phoebe Hughes (Florida International U. Herbert Wertheim College of Medicine), Claire Krasinski (Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine), Meghan Monk (MCPHS), Courtney Pharr (University of Maryland School of Medicine), and David Powers (Tufts U. School of Dental Medicine)
  • 2015 - Kasiemobie Nwaedozie (New York Medical College), Shivani Patel, Kayli Schulz, Elizabeth Severson (Western U. of Health Sciences College of Osteopathic Medicine of the Pacific-Northwest), and Ying Ge Wang (Cooper Medical School of Rowan University)
  • 2013 - Evan Foley (Pennsylvania State U. College of Medicine) and Samantha Zorn
  • 2012 - Brianna Anthony (Rocky Vista U. College of Osteopathic Medicine) and Simone Palladino (Tufts Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine)
  • 2011 - Margo Sheck (Stony Brook U. School of Medicine)
  • 2010 - Tara Devaraj (Jefferson Medical College)
  • 2009 - James Wilson (Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine)
  • 2008 - Miranda Simon (Medical College of Wisconsin)
  • 2007 - Rebecca Louzan
  • 2006 - Peter Abdalla (University of New England College of Osteopathic Medicine)
  • 2005 - Kasmir Ramo (University of Massachusetts Medical School)

Edward N. Trachtenberg Endowed Prize:

  • 2019 - Rylee Simons
  • 2018 - Kole Brownstein, Ogechi Ezemma
  • 2017 - Vladislav Kiveliyk (University of Connecticut School of Dental Medicine)
  • 2016 - Elizabeth Chan (St. George's U. School of Medicine) and Ethan Wainblat (Ohio U. Heritage College of Osteopathic Medicine)
  • 2015 - Matthew George (Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences) and Yadana Khin (Georgetown U. School of Medicine)
  • 2013 - Alison Berlent (Tufts Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine) and Jeffrey Medoff
  • 2011 - Alexa Navasero (University of California, San Francisco School of Dentistry)
  • 2010 - Papiya Sinha
  • 2008 - Shyamal Asher (The Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University)
  • 2007 - Sara McNiff (New England College of Optometry)
  • 2006 - Matthew Phillips (University of Texas Medical School at Galveston)

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