Wake Forest School of Medicine Student Honored with Scholarship

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. – July 28, 2017 – Erin Saner, a fourth-year student at Wake Forest School of Medicine, was awarded the 2017 Anarcha, Betsy, and Lucy Memorial Scholarship Award by the National Medical Fellowships (NMF).

The award is given in memory of Anarcha, Betsy and Lucy, three slaves who, as subjects of experimentation, helped shape advances in current clinical and surgical knowledge. The scholarship is given annually to one African-American female medical student who is a known descendant of American slaves. Saner was selected for this award because of her leadership efforts in planning and organizing the 2016 inaugural Boomer (NC) Share the Health Fair.

NMF is a nonprofit organization dedicated to increasing the number of underrepresented minority physicians and other professionals in the health care workforce.

SOURCE: Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center