Marcellus A. Edwards IV, a 2016 Biomedical and Health Sciences graduate who has just completed his first year at Howard University College of Medicine was recently awarded a Trustee scholarship based on his academic performance during his first year of medical school.

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According to Marcellus, “The UAB BHS program allowed me to hone my study skills, and gave me the education that allowed me to excel during my first year.” Marcellus was a member of the BHS program’s first class in 2015 after earning his undergraduate degree from Tuskegee University in Biology.

The Biomedical and Health Sciences program is a joint program between the School of Health Professions and the School of Medicine that provides quality education to prepare a diverse student body for entry into graduate health professions programs including medicine, dentistry, optometry, physical therapy, occupational therapy, pharmacy, and physician assistant studies. This program is critically important to provide a pipeline of academically and culturally competent future health care providers who are willing to practice in medically underserved areas.

Learn more about Marcellus and other Biomedical and Health Sciences alumni here.