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PA students win national awards

Marquette University physician assistant students Kyle Kinderman, Jennifer Peterson and Janelle Smith earned national recognition by winning highly competitive scholarship awards.

Kyle Kinderman, a second-year Physician Assistant Studies Program student, was selected to receive a Scholarship of Excellence from the Association of Schools of Allied Health Professions. The ASAHP Scholarship of Excellence recognizes outstanding students in allied health programs who are achieving excellence in their academic pursuits and have significant potential to assume future leadership roles in allied health.

First-year PA student Jennifer Peterson and second-year PA student Janelle Smith, were recently awarded 2012 National Health Service Corps scholarships. The NHSC scholarship provides students with full tuition, fee and a living stipend for each year of PA school in exchange for working in an underserved primary care area upon graduation. This year more than 3,000 qualified applicants competed for approximately 250 total awards nationwide.

In the last three years, the Marquette University Physician Assistant Studies Program has had six scholars awarded NHSC scholarships.


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