UMN Medical School Student Named Prestigous Pisacano Scholar

September 12, 2018
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Mikayla Toninato, Communications Associate

The University of Minnesota Medical School is proud to announce Michael Rose, a fourth-year MD student was selected by the Pisacano Leadership Foundation (PLF) a 2018 Pisacano Scholar.

Rose is one of six MD students in the country awarded with the scholarship, which is valued at up to $28,000 each. The scholarships are awarded to students attending U.S. medical schools who demonstrate a strong commitment to the specialty of Family Medicine. In addition, each applicant must show demonstrable leadership skills, superior academic achievement, strong communication skills, identifiable character and integrity, and a noteworthy level of community service.

Michael received the University of Minnesota Medical School’s Biomedical Sciences Award, given to the three highest achieving students in the biomedical sciences in the first two years of medical school. He also received the Dean Paula Temuhlen Scholarship for his academic and leadership excellence, was selected for the Gold Humanism Honor Society, and was inducted into the Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Society in 2017. He was one of four students selected to participate in MetroPAP, a longitudinal integrated clerkship which focuses on the provision of Family Medicine he organized a Minnesota health worker’s petition against repealing the Affordable Care Act (ACA). It was signed by over 200 Minnesota health professionals which he delivered to the Minnesota Congressional delegation.

Since 1993, the PLF has selected 146 outstanding medical students. Approximately 2700 applicants representing more than 140 medical schools competed for these scholarships.

Just four University of Minnesota Medical School students have been selected for this honor.


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