Ramon Corrêa, a medical student at the Wright State University Boonshoft School of Medicine, received a prestigious award from an international cancer-fighting foundation.
Corrêa, a candidate for the graduating class of 2022, was a recipient of the Conquer Cancer ASCO Medical Student Rotation for Underrepresented Populations Award. The program is aimed at improving diversity in the oncology workforce by creating a pathway to encourage further engagement within the American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) and the oncology community.
The award provides clinical or clinical research rotations for U.S. medical students from underrepresented populations in medicine who are interested in careers in oncology and pairs them with oncology mentors. Award recipients participate in a four-week rotation in a variety of care and research settings.
Corrêa was among 26 award recipients, which included students from Harvard Medical School, University of Chicago, Boston University School of Medicine and the Duke University Department of Anesthesiology.
The mission of the Alexandria, Virginia-based ASCO Foundation is to conquer cancer worldwide by funding breakthrough research and sharing cutting-edge knowledge.