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Student & Alumni Achievements

East Tennessee MD/MPH Student Receives National Rural Health Award

MD/MPH student in the East Tennessee State University College of Public Health and member of the Quillen College of Medicine’s Class of 2017 recently was recognized by the National Rural Health Association (NRHA) for his involvement in promoting rural clinical and educational experiences.

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[Mr. Matthew Workman]

Mr. Matthew Workman was honored at the NRHA’s 39th Annual Rural Health Conference in Minneapolis with the 2016 Student Achievement Award.

While at ETSU, Mr. Workman has served as the student outreach coordinator for the NRHA’s Student Constituency Group, promoting rural clinical and educational experiences. In honoring Workman, the NRHA called him “an exemplar in the Rural Primary Care Track program” at ETSU.

Mr. Workman elected to complete his medical school experiences with rural faculty in rural communities whenever possible. He took a leave to complete his Master of Public Health degree and returns this fall to complete his fourth year of medical school.

Mr. Workman was among nine organizations and individuals to be honored as an NRHA 2016 Rural Health Award recipient.

“We’re especially proud of this year’s winners,” said Mr. Alan Morgan, NRHA CEO. “They have each already made tremendous strides to advance rural health care, and we’re confident they will continue to help improve the lives of rural Americans.”