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VCOM-Carolinas Student Receives Award and Accolades

It’s the time of year to express gratitude and at VCOM-Carolinas we are especially thankful for the passion and dedication of our students, which pays off in a variety of ways. Ultimately their hard work pays off by making this world a healthier, more cared for place. But sometimes the payoff comes in the form of much-deserved recognition and a scholarship!

VCOM-Carolinas Dean Kowalksi congratulates Stroman on his award.Congratulations to James A. Stroman, II, VCOM-Carolinas Class of 2021 student and recipient of a $100,000 Spencer C. Disher MD Scholarship! Established in 2008, this private, local scholarship is offered through the Nurturing the Pipeline Program at Regional Medical Center (RMC) in Stroman’s hometown of Orangeburg, South Carolina. This collaborative program between RMC and local colleges works to increase the number of underrepresented minority students from South Carolina attending medical school. In bestowing this award, the Board of Trustees noted Stroman’s impressive pay-it-forward attitude and his dedication to the Orangeburg community.

Before joining the VCOM-Carolinas family, Stroman earned a Master’s degree in Health Sciences from Meharry Medical College in Nashville, Tennessee, and a Bachelor’s degree in Biology with a minor in Chemistry from Claflin University in Orangeburg. From 2013-2015, he served as a medical scribe in the RMC Emergency Department and was named chief scribe in 2015. Stroman intends to specialize in pediatrics and fulfil the VCOM Mission by returning to Orangeburg and serving the underserved community in his hometown.

We are proud of the accomplishments of this outstanding student and cheer him on as he proceeds down this exemplary path!