Meet Scholarship Winner Rory Nicolaides

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When One Medical Group announced its inaugural scholarship competition, which would award a $10,000 scholarship to one exceptional third-year medical student with a passion for primary care, the applications came pouring in. With over 100 impressive applicants from 32 different schools, the judges had their work cut out for them to choose just one person to receive the scholarship.

But in the end, one person did rise up as the winner–someone who truly embodied One Medical’s mission to revolutionize health care by building collaborative, trust-based relationships with patients.

Rory Nicolaides, a third year MD candidate at the University of Florida impressed the judges with her long list of academic achievements and volunteer experiences, including many dedicated to providing access to health care and promoting education. Her passion for community outreach and her motivation to change how doctors connect with their patients was truly inspiring.

“We had a lot of outstanding submissions, but Rory’s top academics, superb references, and passion for primary care made the decision clear,” judge Spencer Blackman, MD said regarding why she was his top pick.

Explaining her motivation to  become a doctor, Rory said, “I came from a family with a single mother and three daughters, in a home where my mother raised us with giving back as a priority. Her lesson of serving others became a passion of mine growing up, and in college I decided to pursue this passion through medicine.”

Congratulations, Rory!

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