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2013 Physician Diversity Scholars meet their mentors

(ATHENS, Ohio – Feb. 11, 2013) Ohio University’s Heritage College of Osteopathic Medicine (OU-HCOM) and OhioHealth announced eight recipients of this year’s Physician Diversity Scholars Program on Jan. 8, 2013 during a ceremony and dinner at OhioHealth Doctors Hospital in Columbus where the scholars met their mentors.

Hispanic and African-American students are paired with OhioHealth physicians from similar backgrounds who will serve as mentors and provide introductions to possible careers within OhioHealth. The medical students gain an up-close look at the many specialties and opportunities within the OhioHealth system, and OhioHealth plays a greater role in training potential physicians who can meet the needs of the multicultural communities it serves

OhioHealth pays each scholar a $500 stipend each academic year to cover expenses. After graduation, each scholar is offered a loan repayment of $10,000 a year for each year they participate in an OhioHealth residency.

Congratulations to this year’s scholars and their mentors:

Medical Student: Julius Musenze, OMS I

Mentor: Anita Somani, M.D., Obstetrics/Gynecology, Riverside Methodist Hospital

 

Medical Student: Jorge Malouf, OMS I

Mentor: Alfonso Reyes, M.D., Family Medicine, Grant Medical Center and Riverside Methodist Hospital

 

Medical Student: Neysa Dominguez, OMS I

Mentor: Francisco Buendia, M.D., Family Medicine, Grant Medical Center

 

Medical Student: Ashley Fuentes, OMS I

Mentor: Amina Joyner, D.O. (’08), Family Medicine, Riverside Methodist Hospital

 

Medical Student: Zachary Townsend, OMS I

Mentor: Heather Columber, D.O. (’02), Family Medicine, Doctors Hospital

 

Medical Student: Farah Jama, OMS I

Mentor: Matthew Kunar, D.O. (’05), Family Practice, Riverside Methodist Hospital

 

Medical Student: Enovwo Ohwofahworaye, OMS I

Mentor: Ngozi Osuagwu, M.D., Obstetrics/Gynecology, Doctors Hospital

 

Medical Student: Mariam Aboukar, OMS I

Mentor:  Dana Kromer, D.O. (’89), Family Medicine, Doctors Hospital

 
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