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McMurry University Student Bryce Stash Wins Award

By Gary Ellison Associate Director University Relations



ABILENE, Texas – Bryce Stash, pre-med student at McMurry University, returned from an intense summer experience at Texas Tech Health Sciences Center. Bryce was selected for JAMP , a program created by the Texas Legislature to support and encourage highly qualified, economically disadvantaged students pursuing a medical education. Bryce spent five weeks at Texas Tech Health Sciences Center this summer and will spend five weeks at a second medical school next summer. After successfully completing the program, he will receive guaranteed admission to a participating medical school in Texas. {{more}} The 25 students placed at TTUHSC participated in a program that included guest speakers on a wide variety of topics and volunteer work. The students helped out at a local Ronald McDonald house, worked with a children’s home, and with Alzheimer’s patients at the Garrison Geriatric Education and Care Center. They attended classes to build skills for interviewing and writing personal statements. For Bryce, the “most awesome experience” was dissecting a human cadaver. It was a new and powerful experience, not to be compared to dissections using sharks, fetal pigs, or sheep. At the final event, a banquet, Bryce was selected to receive the leadership award as the top male student. Dr. Bernard Harris, Jr., astronaut, doctor, and now venture capitalist, was the featured speaker.

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