Medical students receive research fellowship, essay award

AOA student winners
The Alpha Omega Alpha National Honor Medical Society has recognized two students from the School of Medicine. Rachel Stern (left) won a third-place award in essay writing and I-Ling Chiang (right) received a summer research fellowship. The students are shown with Morton E. Smith, MD, professor emeritus of ophthalmology and visual sciences, associate dean emeritus and councilor for the university’s Alpha Omega Alpha chapter. (Photo: Robert Boston/School of Medicine)

Two students at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis have received accolades for research and essay writing from the Alpha Omega Alpha National Honor Medical Society.

I-Ling Chiang, who will be a second-year medical student this fall, was one of 51 recipients nationwide awarded the $6,000 Carolyn L. Kuckein Student Research Fellowship.

For essay writing, the honor society recognized Rachel Stern, MD, in the Helen H. Glaser Student Essay Contest. Stern received her medical degree in May and in July will begin her residency in pediatrics at Albert Einstein College of Medicine’s Jacobi Medical Center in New York.

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