The Dr. Marcia A. Sherman Memorial Scholarship was started by John O’Neil in memory of his wife, who was a Summit Health physician. Dr. Sherman believed that the care doctors provide should meet the needs of all members of the community. The scholarship honors a female medical student of color who shares that same belief and embodies Dr. Sherman’s determination to overcome the obstacles that many newcomers face.
“I love medicine because it ties together the abstract and the real, the science and the human, expressed Ankitha Radakrishnan, the first recipient of the scholarship. “Regardless of the major advances the medicine will surely make, one thing will always be present in medicine: compassion.”
2021 represented the second year of the Dr. Marcia A. Sherman Memorial Scholarship. Scholarships are awarded each summer.