Local resident and medical student Brent Patterson will be the third recipient of the City of Cornwall’s Medical Scholarship.
Cornwall City Council approved the selection of Mr. Patterson at its regular Council meeting tonight. Mr. Patterson will receive the academic scholarship of $25,000 per academic year, worth in total $150,000. The selection was made by a special Committee primarily formed of local medical professionals.
“Bringing physicians to the City is important to the well-being of all of our citizens,” said Mayor Bob Kilger. “The goal of our medical recruitment program is to ensure that the community will be well served by medical professionals. The scholarship also helps encourage our young bright students to reach for their dreams.”
Mr. Patterson is a graduate of McGill University where he has successfully completed his Bachelor of Science in Anatomy and Cell Biology, making the Dean’s List in the process. He previously had graduated from Char-Lan District High School in 2010 with several awards, including the Governor General’s Academic Medal.
Once Mr. Patterson has completed his Family Medicine studies at the University of Toronto and earns his College of Physicians & Surgeons certification, he will be setting up a full-time Family Practice in Cornwall.
The two previous recipients of the City of Cornwall Medical Scholarship, Vanessa Carter and Sara Robichaud, are progressing well in their studies.
About the Scholarship
The Medical Scholarship was created from a recommendation made by the Mayor’s Task Force for Medical Recruitment. Its purpose is to provide funding opportunities in support of students from Cornwall and SDG who have been accepted into or are currently studying medicine at a recognized Canadian university leading to certification in Family Medicine. In return for the scholarship, the recipient will set up a permanent practice in Cornwall for a period of no less than five years. More information on the Scholarship program can be found on the City website at www.Cornwall.ca.