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Witthoeft selected for prestigious clerkship
IOWA CITY, Iowa -- Laura Raid Witthoeft, a third-year student in the
University of Iowa College of Medicine, is the winner of the 1997 Oxford
Clerkship. Witthoeft, a native of Denmark, Iowa, plans to complete the
eight-week clerkship studying at Radcliffe Infirmary in Oxford, England
during January and February 1998.
"I am excited to see what medicine is like in a different country,"
Witthoeft says. "It will be interesting to see the differences and
problems of medicine in another modern country, as well as how some things
are handled better there compared with our system."
Besides studying in England, the clerkship includes a $2,500 award.
"The Oxford Clerkship is the single most prestigious award that can
be bestowed on a student within the College of Medicine," says Dr.
Peter Densen, associate dean of the College of Medicine.
This clerkship was started in 1966 through the initial efforts of Dr.
Lewis January, UI professor emeritus of internal medicine and former president
of the American Heart Association.
Witthoeft, who plans to specialize in primary care medicine, received
her bachelor's degree in biology from the UI.