Justin Davis, VCU School of Medicine student

Scholarships Shape Tomorrow's Top Docs

Justin Davis’ family has provided emergency medical services in Southwest Virginia for nearly a century.

As a fourth-generation first-responder and student at the VCU School of Medicine, Justin knows that when he completes his medical training, he’ll return to rural Appalachia to serve his neighbors and community as a physician.

This future would not be possible without the generous financial support Justin receives through multiple scholarships: the School of Medicine Class of 1999 Lorna M. Breen, M.D., Memorial Scholarship; the Stephen C. and Marie F. Cenedella Endowed Scholarship; and the Dr. E. John Saliba Jr. Scholarship.

Today the dream of a career in medicine can come with a heavy burden of debt. Scholarships like those Justin holds are needed at the VCU School of Medicine to enable aspiring doctors to serve their communities in Richmond, in the commonwealth and beyond.

“I would not be here without scholarships,” said Justin, who will graduate this spring. “Scholarships give me opportunity — the opportunity to serve and to become the person my community needs me to be.”

To learn how you can help train the TopDocs of Tomorrow, contact Nathan Bick, executive director of development, at ngbick@vcu.edu or 804-827-0387.