Kristin Croucher, a 2017 graduate of Kenston High School in Chagrin Falls, Ohio, has been named as the inaugural NEOMED Anatomy Academy scholarship recipient. She’ll receive a full-tuition waiver for the program—a two-week experience designed for high school and undergraduate students, as well as for health professionals interested in improving their skills.
Croucher discovered an interest in medicine while taking college-level courses in biology, human anatomy at Lakeland Community College as a Kenston High School student. Now she will have the opportunity to learn anatomy in a format similar to that used in medical school. Participants in the Academy explore science in a hands-on manner, guided by Dana Peterson, Ph.D., professor of anatomy and neurobiology at NEOMED.
“Although my classes and dissections intellectually prepared me for my next step in college, I believe the Anatomy Academy offered at NEOMED would greatly benefit my future education and better prepare me in understanding and overcoming the challenges of the medical field,” Croucher said.
No stranger to overcoming challenges, Croucher suffered the loss of her father in 2011. Ever since then, she has worked alongside her mother to support her family, which includes a younger brother. With a passion for helping others and a drive to become a physician, Croucher is making strides towards her future career before she even begins college.
More information on the Anatomy Academy and registration can be found at neomed-anatomy-academy.eventbrite.com.