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Medical College of Wisconsin-Central Wisconsin students commit to practice in local communities, earn scholarships from Aspirus Health Foundation

Milwaukee, May 2, 2018 – With dreams of serving their hometown communities in north central Wisconsin, four Medical College of Wisconsin (MCW)-Central Wisconsin students have been named Aspirus Scholars. The students chosen for this prestigious award commit to future employment at Aspirus in the areas of primary care, psychiatry or general surgery.

The Aspirus Health Foundation's Aspirus Scholars Program awards tuition scholarships to students pursuing careers in health care and connects them to Aspirus and the communities served by Aspirus during their training. The program is a community collaboration to address the national physician shortage and meet the needs of people and communities in north central Wisconsin and Upper Michigan today and for future generations.

Of the six Aspirus Scholars who accepted scholarships in return for a five-year employment commitment with Aspirus, four are MCW-Central Wisconsin students:

Alexa Ernst (pictured first) of Tomahawk, Wisconsin, aspires to become a pediatrician and serve the community where she was raised.

Originally from Wausau, Bryan Miles (pictured second) has strong roots in the local community and is passionate about rural medicine.

Hilary Steltenpohl (pictured third) hopes to return back to her hometown of Merrill, Wisconsin, and help address the physician shortage in that area.

Aaron Weaver (pictured fourth) is also from Wausau and passionate about caring for the local community.

A selection committee made up of Aspirus and community members from Wisconsin and the Upper Peninsula of Michigan screened the applications and selected the second class of Aspirus Scholars. The inaugural class of Aspirus included Chris Zeman, another MCW-Central Wisconsin student.

Alexa Ernst     Bryan Miles     Hilary Steltenpohl     Aaron Weaver     

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