WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. – Bryant Cameron Webb, a second year student at Wake Forest University School of Medicine, is the recipient of the 2007 National Association of Medical Minority Educators Inc. (NAMME) scholarship award.
Webb is a 2005 graduate of the University of Virginia and current president of the school’s class of 2010. Based on his service to the class of 2010 he was also selected to receive the 2007 McGraw-Hill/Lange Medical Student Award. He is a mentor, tutor and counselor for undergraduate and high school students and very active in the Student National Medical Association.
Webb was nominated by NAMME member Brenda Latham-Sadler, M.D., assistant dean for student services and director of diversity and development initiatives. The award allows the national organization to continue its support of deserving students who have undertaken the financial commitment of professional school and not sacrificed the academic excellence required to complete the demanding coursework.
“Receiving this scholarship has really shown me the reality of the NAMME investment into its honorable mission and vision,” Webb said. “A little closer to home, it has been a testament to the incredible efforts of student services and diversity and development initiatives in finding even more ways to support Wake Forest medical students. I am truly humbled by my nomination and most grateful for the award.”
Created in 1995, the NAMME Scholarship is awarded annually to underrepresented minority students who have completed the first year of health professions training. Nominated students are selected based upon their academic record, community service, financial need, and personal statement.
NAMME was established in 1975 by a group of educators concerned about the shortage of minority health care providers. Founding members met at Howard University to discuss the feasibility of establishing an organization to address these concerns and mechanisms for ensuring access to health professions training programs.
NOTE: Photo Cutline: Brenda Latham-Sadler, M.D., presents medical student Bryant Cameron Webb with his NAMME scholarship award.
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Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center is an academic health system comprised of North Carolina Baptist Hospital and Wake Forest University Health Sciences, which operates the university’s School of Medicine. U.S. News & World Report ranks Wake Forest University School of Medicine 18th in primary care and 44th in research among the nation's medical schools. It ranks 35th in research funding by the National Institutes of Health. Almost 150 members of the medical school faculty are listed in Best Doctors in America.