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NINE SVC STUDENTS ACCEPTED TO MEDICAL, OPTOMETRY SCHOOLS

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Posted: Wednesday May 2, 2012

May 2, 2012

Nine Saint Vincent College pre-professional health students have been accepted for admission to medical or optometry schools in the fall.

Admitted students and the schools they will attend include, from left, Michael G. Barkowski of Natrona Heights, Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine; Michael A. Kochik of Wexford, Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine; Jessica N. Miskanic of North Huntingdon, West Virginia University School of Medicine; Herbert J. Morrow, III, of New Alexandria, Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine; Katelyn N. Orslene of Somerset, Salus University / Pennsylvania College of Optometry; Blase A. Prosperi of Latrobe, Georgetown University School of Medicine; Jennifer R. Schweinsburg of Latrobe, Temple University School of Medicine; and Eric F. Sulava of Leechburg, Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine. Missing from photo is Ross R. Agagliati of Nanty Glo, Salus University / Pennsylvania College of Optometry.

Admission to pre-health professional schools is highly competitive and is supported by a pre-professional health committee, chaired by Dr. James G. Barnett, associate professor of biology. The committee is composed of faculty from within and outside the natural sciences and works closely with individual students in determining their interests and abilities. Students receive guidance in course selection, extracurricular experiences and opportunities to learn about admission, schools and careers. Acceptance is based on academic performance, commitment to service, knowledge of the health professions, interpersonal skills, leadership and performance on professional school admission examinations.

Forty-three Saint Vincent College graduates are currently pursuing degrees in medical, dental, veterinary, optometry, podiatry and chiropractic schools.

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