Medical College of Wisconsin
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Medical Society of Milwaukee Recognizes “Medical Student Leader”

Megan Cory will be presented the honor at the annual award event held by the Medical Society of Milwaukee on March 9.

By - Feb 20th, 2019 12:24 pm
Megan Cory

Megan Cory

Milwaukee, Feb. 20, 2019Megan Cory, a second-year medical student at the Medical College of Wisconsin (MCW), is recognized by the Medical Society of Milwaukee for her dedication and leadership. Cory was recently awarded the Medical Student Leader Award for being a leader in the field of medicine by exemplifying the attributes, skills, and passion to serve her fellow citizens and inspire fellow medical students.

Among her accomplishments, Cory founded BeatDiabetes, a non-profit organization, with the vision to promote a healthy lifestyle through disease prevention education. In addition, Cory is the director of clinic operations for the Saturday Clinic for the Uninsured (SCU) and developed the use of prescription assistance programs and improved clinic flow and operations. Cory is dedicated to her service at the SCU and works to ensure her patients have access to health education material on preventable diseases and vaccines while providing free flu shots through coordination with outside organizations.

“From the start of medical school, Meg has sought opportunities to develop her passion for chronic illness management and disease prevention on a public and individual patient level,” said Wasif Osmani, MD/PhD student at MCW. “The charisma, flexibility and leadership required to manage an organization at a national level with branches in multiple states, while balancing medical school, shows Meg’s dedication, passion and capability.”

Megan Cory will be presented the honor at the annual award event held by the Medical Society of Milwaukee on March 9.

About the Medical College of Wisconsin

With a history dating back to 1893, The Medical College of Wisconsin is dedicated to leadership and excellence in education, patient care, research and community engagement.  More than 1,200 students are enrolled in MCW’s medical school and graduate school programs in Milwaukee, 56 medical students enrolled at MCW-Green Bay, and 26 students matriculated to MCW-Central Wisconsin in 2016. MCW’s School of Pharmacy will open in 2017 or 2018 with an initial class size of 60 students. A major national research center, MCW is the largest research institution in the Milwaukee metro area and second largest in Wisconsin. In FY2016, faculty received more than $184 million in external support for research, teaching, training and related purposes. This total includes highly competitive research and training awards from the National Institutes of Health (NIH). Annually, MCW faculty direct or collaborate on more than 3,100 research studies, including clinical trials. Additionally, more than 1,500 physicians provide care in virtually every specialty of medicine for more than 525,000 patients annually.

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