If the last few months are any indication, MD/PhD student Jennifer MacDonald will need a really big office when she graduates—her work in the community has already drawn considerable attention and she may need a lot of wall space to hang awards and honors.
MacDonald, 28, was recently recognized with a 2011 Community Engagement Award for her work in founding the Worcester Free Clinic Coalition as a way to link the activities of the free medical clinics in Worcester with physicians and students to provide services. Given by the Colleges of Worcester Consortium and its Community Engagement Committee, the awards honor a student or group of students from each of the consortium schools; this year, more than 50 students were recognized at the award ceremony, held as part of the Consortium’s College Fair for Community Agencies at the Worcester Public Library.
UMassMedNow featured a story about Jennifer and her work earlier this year, when she received a Young Leader Award from the Worcester Telegram & Gazette. Read it here: http://www.umassmed.edu/news/articles/2011/vision_awards.aspx.
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