HackensackUMC Staff Meets with St. George’s University School of Medicine Scholarships Recipients
March 25, 2015 02:35 PM
The academic teaching staff from Medical Education for SGUSOM at HackensackUMC met with four students who received scholarships in 2014 to St. George’s University School of Medicine (SGUSOM).
(Grenada, British West Indies) - Every year, Hackensack University Medical Center (HackensackUMC) and St. George’s University School of Medicine (SGUSOM) award partial scholarships to SGU students who are admitted to medical school. In March 2015, SGUSOM held its yearly clinical meeting on the Island of Grenada. The academic teaching staff from Medical Education for SGUSOM at HackensackUMC met with the four students who received scholarships in 2014. They are: Andre Savadjian, of Old Tappan; Ali Atoot, of Hasbrouck Heights; Priju Varghese, of Bergenfield; and Eric Wien, of Upper Saddle River. Another student who attended the meeting is a 2013 scholarship recipient. Alesandra Santamaria is in her second year of medical school and will start her clinical education at HackensackUMC later this summer.
In order to be considered for the scholarships, applicants must be a relative of someone who works at HackensackUMC, be an employee themselves or live in Bergen County. The students are selected based on financial hardship, volunteer work, academic scholarship and research. These scholarships are a result of HackensackUMC’s academic partnership with SGUSOM. The scholarships awarded are for 50 percent tuition for the student’s remaining years of enrollment at the medical school.
From left to right: Christine Fernandez, M.D., associate director of Medical Education for SGUSOM at HackensackUMC; Ali Atoot, 2014 scholarship recipient; Andre Savadjian, 2014 scholarship recipient; Michael Sbarra M.D., clerkship director for SGU at HackensackUMC; Alesandra Santamaria, scholarship recipient 2013; Priju Varghese, 2014 scholarship recipient; Eric Wien, 2014 scholarship recipient; Joseph Feldman M.D., chairman of the Emergency Services at HackensackUMC and director of Medical Education for SGU at HackensackUMC; and Chinwe Ogedegbe M.D., section chief for Research, Emergency and Trauma Center, HackensackUMC, and research director for the SGUSOM at HackensackUMC.