Third-year medical student receives Welch Scholars Grant

BUIES CREEK, North Carolina – Johnny Jaber, CUSOM 2018, was selected by the American Osteopathic Foundation’s (AOF) Board of Directors and Committee on Scholarships & Awards to receive a 2016 Welch Scholars Grant.

Named in honor of Sterling Welch, DO, for his outstanding generosity to the AOF and his desire to support osteopathic medical students, recipients are chosen because of their outstanding academic achievement, participation in extracurricular activities, and strong commitment toward osteopathic medicine.

A native of southern California, Jaber has been an active student since he began medical school at Campbell volunteering in the Campbell Community Care Clinic and with research in public health and medicine.

“I’m very grateful for the education and support I have had at Campbell in my first two years as an osteopathic medical student,” said Jaber.  “In college and graduate school in California, I volunteered a lot of my time to serving the surrounding rural areas – this greatly influenced my choice to attend CUSOM because our mission, to serve the rural and underserved, allows me to learn medicine while being able to actively serve a population whose needs I was already familiar with.”

“I am very excited to be a recipient of the Welch Scholars Grant,” continued Jaber. “I’m humbled to be recognized in the field of osteopathic medicine and proud to be pursuing osteopathic medicine because of our unique approach to treating patients – we focus not only on disease, but all aspects of a person’s wellbeing.”