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COM students presented Ross, Asbury awards

Two William Carey University College of Osteopathic Medicine students were recognized recently for their high grade point averages.
 
Kevin Warren of Brandon received the Randolph J. and Brenda Ross Award for Excellence in Anatomy. The award is presented to a freshman medical student from Mississippi who maintains the highest grade point average in anatomy during his/her first year of medical school. The award consists of an engraved medallion and a cash stipend that will be credited to the student’s second year of tuition. Preference is given to a student who has made a commitment to practice within the State of Mississippi. The award was created by Hattiesburg urologist Dr. Randolph Ross and his wife Brenda.
 
Warren earned a Master of Science degree from Mississippi College and a Bachelor of Science degree from Mississippi State.
 
Phillip Jenkins of Ellisville received the Asbury Foundation Award. The annual award is given to a second-year medical student with the highest grade point average who lives in the eight-county area served by the Asbury Foundation of Hattiesburg. Preference is given to a student who intends to practice in Mississippi. The award includes a medallion and a cash stipend.
 
Jenkins received a Master of Science degree from the University of Colorado and a Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Southern Mississippi.
 
The awards were presented on July 29, 2017, during the annual white coat ceremony where the incoming class of student doctors are presented their white lab coats.
 
The WCU College of Osteopathic Medicine emphasizes training in primary care, lifelong learning, research and scholarly activity, and service. Using a community-based training model, the COM educates and trains graduates who are committed to serving the healthcare needs of all individuals, with special attention directed to the medically underserved and diverse populations.
 
 
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Kevin Warren and Phillip Jenkins