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December 5, 2016

​Rylee Duckworth & Jeffrey Berry

Boone County Medical Society Awards Scholarships to Two MU Medical Students

Two students from the University of Missouri School of Medicine recently were awarded scholarships from the Boone County Medical Society for demonstrating excellence in pursuit of their medical education.

​​Rylee Duckworth

​Rylee Duckworth

Rylee Duckworth, a fourth-year medical student from Ashland, Missouri, received the Boone County Medical Society Scholarship of $2,000. Duckworth was awarded the scholarship for her commitment to excellence in her interactions with patients, peers and professors. The scholarship began in 2007 by the Boone County Medical Society with the assistance of a grant from the Missouri State Medical Association.

Jeffrey Berry

​Jeffrey Berry

Jeffrey Berry, a fourth-year medical student from Kansas City, Missouri, received the Dr. Roland and Virginia Ladenson Scholarship of $2,000 for his interest in pursuing a career in family practice medicine. The scholarship was created in 1995 by the family of Roland P. Ladenson. The Ladenson Scholarship Committee is comprised of three physicians belonging to the Boone County Medical Society who have, or prior to retirement, had practices in Boone County.

Graduates of MU School of Medicine consistently score higher than the national average on the United States Medical Licensing Examination (USMLE). MU School of Medicine graduates are trained, evaluated and expected to be competent in their ability to deliver patient-centered care, including their capability to communicate with the patient, family members and colleagues working as part of an interdisciplinary team.

More Missouri physicians received their medical degrees from MU than from any other university. The MU School of Medicine has improved health, education and research in Missouri and beyond for more than 165 years. MU School of Medicine graduates treat patients from every county in the state.


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