A group of pre-medical students wearing graduation attire stand with a professor.

UA Pre-Med Students Achieve 100% Medical School Acceptance

The inaugural class of the McCollough Institute for Pre-Medical Scholars at The University of Alabama is celebrating a 100% acceptance rate for medical and graduate school. The 24 recent UA graduates entered the program in 2019, its first year.

The McCollough Institute, endowed by Dr. Gaylon and Susan McCollough, attracts aspiring medical professionals who want to pursue a wide range of fields including law, business, health care related paths and even furthering graduate studies.

“I am thrilled at the success these students have had during their career at UA and with their applications to medical school,” said Dr. Ted Poston, director of the McCollough Institute and professor of philosophy.  

“The goal of the McCollough Institute is to train future medical leaders in the big picture questions facing the medical community. I look forward to seeing more success from our graduates.”

The schools and programs where the McCollough Institute students were accepted are located throughout the U.S. and in Zurich. Students in this 2019 class hail from Alabama, Colorado, Georgia, Illinois, Missouri, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas and West Virginia.

This inaugural class (some pictured above with Dr. Poston) includes Jordan Albrecht, Joy Becher, Austin Bowling, Kaitlyn Clamp, Kate Craft, Ryan David, Ashlyn Dull, Spencer Favor, Juliana Fraundorf, Phoebe Guidry, Thomas Haigood, Cross Hogland, Siddharth Mupparaju, Emily Pack, Tyler Parisi, Lillian Slaughter, Nathaniel Smith, Jack Strubel, Jessica Tabary, George Todd, Louis Todd, Alexander Turner, Jacques VanZyl and Dominic Williams.