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Dr. William Thurman Scholarship For Academic Excellence

 


To: The UMHS Community


From: Warren Ross, President

 

It is my pleasure to announce the formation of the Dr. William Thurman Scholarship for Academic Excellence. Founding Provost, Dr William Thurman, made an enormous contribution to the creation and development of UMHS. His spirit of professionalism along with a clear student-centered approach lives on, and is part of the UMHS ethos. Dr. Thurman loved medicine and always inspired students to greatness. To honor his memory, and lasting impact on our University standards and culture, the Board of Trustees has established the Dr. William Thurman Scholarship for Academic Excellence. This scholarship will be awarded to exemplary students who demonstrate academic excellence during their clinical semesters.

 


The Dr. Thurman Scholarship will be implemented on September 1, 2018. The scholarship will be awarded towards semesters 6-10. All clinical semesters starting on or after 9/1/18 will be considered. This scholarship will not be applied retroactively.

 


The Dr. Thurman Scholarship for Academic Excellence bears a per semester award of $1000 for students meeting the following criteria:

 

  • Must maintain a minimum CGPA of 3.80 for an award toward any clinical semester
  • Must achieve a minimum of 75 on the first attempt of all NBME Core Shelf exams, for an award toward semesters 7, 8, and 9
  • Must be in good academic standing for an award toward any clinical semester
    Must earn a score of 240 or higher on a first attempt at USMLE Step 1 for a semester 6 award
  • Must earn a score of 240 or higher on first attempt at USMLE Step 2 CK for a semester 10 award 

 

Starting in June 2018, in recognition of the graduating student demonstrating the highest academic achievements, the scholarship will grant an annual award to the Valedictorian in the amount of $2500. The award will be disbursed directly to the Valedictorian at graduation.

 


Students that have any questions should contact Dr. Brijette Sena, Associate Dean of Academic Administration, bsena@umhs-sk.net.

 


There is no application necessary. Students’ academic records will be reviewed upon receipt of each NBME and USMLE Score. Any award granted will be applied to the appropriate semester.

 

 

 

 

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