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Benton native receives full-tuition scholarship to UMMC

Published on Thursday, September 24, 2009

By: Patrice Guilfoyle

Portrait of Emily Gilbert

Emily Gilbert of Benton, an MD/PhD student at the University of Mississippi Medical Center, received the A. Wallace Conerly, MD Scholarship.

The Conerly Scholarship provides a stipend and full tuition for medical students enrolled in the MD/PhD Program. This program is designed to train the next generation of physician-scientists.

Gilbert earned her bachelor's degree at Millsaps College, and she is currently enrolled as a first-year medical student. After her second year in the School of Medicine, she will complete three years of research in the School of Graduate Studies in the Health Sciences. Then, she will return to medical school to complete the final two years.