Massachusetts Medical Society honors five UMass Medical School students

Finke, Long, Noujaim and Temple awarded scholarships; Flanagan wins essay contest

UMass Medical School Communications

April 14, 2017
   Jorge Finke
 
Jorge Finke
   
   Jessica Long
 
Jessica Long
   
   Michael Noujaim
 
Michael Noujaim
   
   Courtney Temple
 
Courtney Temple
   
   Colleen Flanagan
 
Colleen Flanagan
   

The Massachusetts Medical Society has named UMass Medical School students Jorge Finke, Jessica Long, Michael Noujaim and Courtney Temple 2017 Massachusetts Medical Society Scholars; all are members of the School of Medicine Class of 2017. They are among the 16 students, four chosen from each medical school in Massachusetts, who will receive a $10,000 scholarship. Since the inception of the program in 1993, nearly $2 million has been granted to more than 200 students from Massachusetts medical schools. Additionally, the medical society selected Colleen Flanagan, SOM ’20, as the winner of its 2017 History Essay Contest.

Jorge Finke
Finke graduated cum laude from the Massachusetts College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences. At UMass Medical School, he has been inducted as a member of the Gold Humanism Honor Society; received the Ettensohn Memorial Scholarship and AMA Foundation Scholars Scholarship; served as a Student Board Member; and volunteered with the Worcester Free Clinic Coalition. 

Jessica Long
Long earned her BA at Dartmouth College and MS in biomedical sciences at Tufts University. Also a member of the UMMS chapter of the Gold Humanism Honor Society, she is a recipient of the Dr. Sanfrey Lilyestrom Award and Martin Luther King Semester of Service Student Award, and was named Member of the Year for Region VII of the Student National Medical Association.

Michael Noujaim
Noujaim is a Phi Beta Kappa member and summa cum laude graduate of UMass Amherst, and earned his MSc in biology at McGill University. He has served as Student Body Council representative, admissions interviewer and student member of the Associate Dean of Students Search Committee at UMMS.

Courtney Temple
Temple earned her BS in behavioral neuroscience summa cum laude at Northeastern University. A member of the Gold Humanism Honor Society and recipient of the Dr. Samuel Pickens Award and Dr. M. Elizabeth Fletcher Award from the Worcester District Medical Society, she also is a board member of the Worcester Refugee Assistance Project, where she co-founded the agency’s UMass Medical School Refugee Teen Mentoring Program.

Colleen Flanagan
The History Essay Contest award is presented annually by the medical society’s committee on history to a medical student for the best original, independently researched essay related to the history of medicine or public health in Massachusetts since the establishment of the Society in 1781. The writer receives $1,000.

After graduating from Tufts University in 2014, Flanagan learned about the policy and business aspects of the medical field by working in health care consulting before entering medical school. She will explore her interest in hematology/oncology with research at Brigham and Women’s Hospital and Dana Farber Cancer Institute this summer. 

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