“It only takes one of you to make a difference, but all six of you can change the world with your talents,” said Yancy. “We hope to help jumpstart your training while you’re here at Northwestern.”
Erica E. Marsh, MD, reproductive endocrinologist at Northwestern Memorial, and co-founder of the Scholars Program, and Nathaniel Soper, MD, chair of the department of surgery at Northwestern Memorial, presented the second class of Scholars with their white coats.
“Congratulations, you are now a part of the Northwestern family and we look forward to having you,” said Soper as he and Marsh introduced the students. “As a physician, I can personally tell you that it is a wonderful way to spend your life.”
The students aspire to become oncologists, cardiologists, neurosurgeons, and researchers. The 2015 class of Northwestern Medicine® Scholars include: Erin Chen, Ashley Ohiku, Aaliyah Boose, Iridian Guzman, Rong Qiu and Pragya Jha.
Jha, who was described by her teachers as a conscientious learner with big dreams and a quiet determination, plans to pursue a career in neurosurgery.
“I’m excited about the opportunity to experience clinical life and learn from doctors’ expertise,” said Jha.
The unique partnership between Northwestern Medicine® and Westinghouse College Prep was recently highlighted in a video showcasing the students’ first distance learning opportunity. To learn more about the Northwestern Medicine® Scholars Program at Westinghouse College Prep, visit www.nmh.org.