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Stern Scholarship Announced for University of Memphis Pre-med Students
For release: April 20, 2006
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The Stern Cardiovascular Center, PA, has announced the establishment of the Dr. Thomas N. Stern Pre-Med Scholarship at the University of Memphis in honor of Dr. Stern. The scholarship will provide much-needed financial resources for U of M students to complete their final year of pre-med study.

The scholarship is open to U of M seniors in the pre-med program who have a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.50 and a permanent residence in the Mid-South area. Interested students should contact the College of Arts & Sciences for application information. The first scholarship is scheduled to be awarded in the fall of 2007.

"Doctors tend to stay in the areas where they were schooled," said Dr. Stern. "The future of Memphis depends in many ways on the graduates of the University of Memphis."

Dr. Henry Kurtz, dean of the U of M College of Arts and Sciences, said he hopes this scholarship will encourage more U of M students to pursue medical degrees while also enriching our community.

The pre-med program at the University of Memphis connects students who are interested in entering the medical profession with the resources they need to help them get into medical school. Students receive in-depth advising and have the opportunity to meet with admissions representatives from medical schools and attend talks by health science professionals and panel discussions with students in professional school.

The U of M program also provides students with assistance with the professional school application process and information about internships, job/volunteer opportunities, scholarships, and fellowship programs for minority and disadvantaged students. Qualified students can also join the University of Memphis Chapter of Alpha Epsilon Delta (AED), the health pre-professional honor society.

The Stern Cardiovascular Center has provided state-of-the-art diagnostics and treatment of all aspects of cardiovascular disease since 1920. Dr. Thomas Stern has practiced medicine in Memphis since 1952, providing excellence in cardiovascular medicine, research, and patient care.

Dr. Stern attended Harvard College and the University of Tennessee College of Medicine and obtained his medical degree at Washington University Medical School in St. Louis. A Fellow of the American Heart Association, he practices clinical cardiology and takes a special interest in lipid management and congestive heart failure research.

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