Six ABAC Students Selected for Pathway to Medical School Program

Staff Report From Tifton CEO

Thursday, May 16th, 2019

Six students majoring in the bachelor’s degree in biology at Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College were recently admitted into the Southwest Georgia Area Health Education Center (AHEC) Pathway to Medical School program.

Dr. Joe Falcone, ABAC Department Head for Science and Mathematics, said Abby Unger from Douglas, Tyler White from Douglas, Trey Doss from Tifton, Breanna Green from Tifton, Kristi Guerrero from Moultrie, and Makayla Paulk from Willacoochee were all selected for this competitive summer opportunity.

“It is very selective,” Falcone said. “Out of the ten students admitted for the entire program, six are from ABAC, three are from the University of Georgia, and one is from Georgia Southwestern.”

AHEC’s Pathway to Medical School is a four-week residential program which prepares students for medical school by offering them clinical and research experiences, as well as networking opportunities, campus tours, mock interviews and more.

According to the AHEC, over 90 percent of students who complete the Pathway to Medical School program have been admitted into medical school.

“We are so proud of these students,” Dr. Jordan Cofer, Interim Dean of Arts and Sciences, said. “We believe this is a reflection of the high caliber graduates we are producing in our school.”