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Biology senior awarded Gilman Scholarship to pursue pre-med internship in Argentina

Julia Zavala is one of seven undergraduate students at Oregon State University to have been awarded a Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship during the 2020-2021 academic year.

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Continuing a family tradition: Mahtab Brar pursues a future in medicine

Despite early reservations, Mahtab Singh Brar graduated from Oregon State in spring as an Honors biology major and pre-med option. He will start medical school at OHSU in the fall to begin his career in medicine.

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Presidential scholar and Eagle Scout builds a future career in medicine.

Mathew Frischman, presidential scholar and biochemistry and molecular biology major, is driven toward a future career in neurology out of a desire to serve others. 

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One club’s mission: Supporting more representative future doctors

The Minority Association of Premedical Students, or MAPS, supports students from underrepresented backgrounds get into medical school. 

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Shooting for stars and hoops, a first-generation biochemistry and molecular biology senior thrives

“It’s a dream every day being here,” says biochemistry and molecular biology senior Cooper Lee Stateler, a first-generation college student from Coos Bay.