Reading, PA – Four Albright College juniors were nominated and have been accepted for a 2021 start into the Early Assurance Program at Penn State College of Medicine — Hershey. Accepted are Albright chemistry major Maya Fares, and biology majors Jennifer Crumling, Nicole Crumling and Donna Saboori.
After completing the remaining required courses and successful completion of the Medical College Admission Test (MCAT), all four accepted students will graduate with a bachelor’s degree from Albright next year, as a final step.
Working one-on-one with faculty to complete multiple Albright Creative Research Experience (ACRE) projects, Berks Catholic graduate, Mara Fares, demonstrates chemical laboratory techniques for peers, serves as an Emergency Medical Technician, and volunteers at area hospitals.
“My acceptance means a lot to me as it indicates that I’ve worked hard enough to be accepted into such a great program as the Penn State Hershey program,” said Fares, who is considering specializing in emergency medicine after Hershey.
Graduates of Dallastown Area High School, both Nicole and Jennifer Crumling are members of the Albright field hockey team and peer tutors at the college.
“We are very proud that all four nominated Albright students were accepted into the Early Assurance Program at PSU College of Medicine – Hershey,” said Karen A. Campbell, Ph.D., biology chair, provost and vice president for academic affairs. “Senior Mara Trifoi will be joining the College of Medicine’s entering class in fall 2020, and two more Albright students, Ty Achtermann and Rebecca Morgis were part of the college’s entering class of 2019, this fall.