Posted: Friday May 10, 2013
May 10, 2013
Six graduates of the Saint Vincent College Herbert W. Boyer School of Natural Sciences, Mathematics and Computing have been accepted to professional health schools and will pursue studies in medicine, dentistry, optometry or osteopathy. Dr. Stephen Jodis, dean, right, congratulates, from left, Andrew Egan of North Huntingdon, biology major, theology minor, Jefferson Medical College; Karalyn Hillebrecht of Pittsburgh (15226), biology major, psychology minor, Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine; Aaron Lazuka of Rices Landing, bioinformatics major, West Virginia University School of Dentistry; Kasey Radicic of Smithfield, biology and psychology double major, Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine; David Rupprecht of St. Marys, biology major, theology minor, Commonwealth Medical College; and Aimee Stephenson of Delmont, a biology major and psychology minor, Pennsylvania College of Optometry at Salus University. Admission to professional schools is highly competitive and Saint Vincent College’s pre-professional health committee, composed of faculty from within and outside the natural sciences, works closely with individual students to help them achieve their goals. They assist with selection of courses and extracurricular experiences and provide opportunities to learn about admission, schools and careers. Acceptance to professional schools is based on academic performance, commitment to service, knowledge of the health professions, interpersonal skills, leadership and professional school admission examinations. Dr. James Barnett, professor of biology, is chairperson of the pre-professional health committee.
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