By Kelly Bienhoff (Friday, Feb 18, 2011)
The PHR National Student Program and the PHR Student Advisory Board would like to extend a special “thank you” to our conference hosts, the Tufts University School of Medicine PHR student chapter, who worked incredibly hard to make the conference so memorable. At the beginning of the day, Dr. Joyce Sackey, Tufts’ Dean for Multicultural Affairs and Global Health, gave a brief talk in which she challenged her audience not to strive to be “A” students, but rather “ACE” students. She argued that a student becomes a great health professional by exhibiting the qualities of Advocacy, Compassion, and Excellence. Throughout the day, the many Tufts volunteers modeled these values admirably as they assisted fellow students, eloquently introduced speakers, and diligently executed the myriad tasks that it takes to make such a large event run smoothly. We owe much of the day’s success to their efforts.
PHR would like to especially recognize the engaging leadership, meticulous (and impressive) organization skills and unwavering enthusiasm of the Tufts Conference leadership team: Moira Rashid, Sarah Cairo, Lily Conover, Vicky Reichman, and Colleen Fant. Thank you for graciously hosting and organizing the 2011 National Conference! As cliché as this statement may be, we couldn’t have done it without you! On behalf of the entire PHR National Student Program, it has been a pleasure working closely with all of you over the past few months.
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