Brianna Rader, Marshall Alternate and Mitchell Semifinalist

BriannaBrianna Rader, a Haslam Scholar and a senior in the College Scholars program from Knoxville, is an alternate for a Marshall Scholarship for graduate study in Great Britain. Rader, a graduate of Halls High School, was one of the top regional applicants for the scholarship. Being an alternate means she could still be awarded a Marshall Scholarship if a slot opens up. UT has had only two previous Marshall Scholarship winners, Thomas Horton in 1982 and C. Thomas Mitchell in 1983.

Rader also was a semifinalist for the Mitchell Scholarship, named in honor of former US Senator George Mitchell, which provides for a year of postgraduate study in Ireland or Northern Ireland.

Through College Scholars, Rader has created her own pre-med degree path in medical humanities. In addition to gaining a foundation for medical school through natural science courses, she has focused on philosophy, public health, cinema studies, and history to get a nonscientific perspective on medicine. Her senior project is a study of hepatitis B in East Tennessee. Rader plans to pursue both a medical degree and a global health degree. She’s now applying for master’s degree programs in global health in the United Kingdom and in the United States. She plans to attend medical school in 2015.

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