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City Names Second Medical Scholarship Recipient

By Bob Peters
November 26, 2012

Sara Robichaud - Cornwall Medical Scholarship RecipientCornwall Ontario - Local resident and medical student Sarah Robichaud will be the second recipient of the City of Cornwall’s Medical Scholarship.

Cornwall City Council approved the selection of Ms. Robichaud at its regular Council meeting tonight.  Ms. Robichaud 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.

"I am pleased and proud to make this announcement on behalf of City Council," said Mayor Kilger. "Bringing physicians to the City is important to the well-being of all of our citizens and by awarding the scholarship to Ms. Robichaud, we are helping to ensure the community will be well served by medical professionals."

Ms. Robichaud is an Honours BA graduate of the University of Ottawa, and is currently attending the University of Ottawa's Faculty of Medicine (Year 1).  She is fluently bilingual, and is the recipient of numerous academic awards, including the Lieutenant Governor’s Community Volunteer Award for Students in 2007. She is a graduate of École secondaire catholique La Citadelle, where she was recognized for her academic and non-academic leadership qualities.

Once she has completed her Family Medicine studies and earns her College of Physicians & Surgeons certification, Ms. Robichaud will be setting up a full-time Family Practice in Cornwall.

In 2009, Vanessa Carter was named the first recipient of the Medical Scholarship. Ms. Carter is continuing with her studies at the University of Ottawa.

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 S, D & G 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.

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