Guthrie Scholars Program

The Guthrie Scholars program is designed to give qualified seniors at Wilkes University who are interested in pursuing medicine the opportunity to earn 15 credits while gaining first hand knowledge of the life of a physician.

The selected students participate in a research project (bench or clinical), attend Medical and Surgical Grand Rounds, hear lectures, participate in Teaching Rounds, shadow physicians, nurses, social workers, nutritionists, allied health care providers and administrators. They also spend one week in a Guthrie regional clinic, two days with Guthrie Hospice and Guthrie Home Health care, a day with the Greater Valley Ambulance Service and a day with the Guthrie Air Flight Team.

Scholars Program Eligibility

In order to be eligible for the Guthrie Scholars program, students must be a resident of one of the following counties:

In New York – Broome, Chemung, Chenango, Cortland, Delaware, Schuyler, Steuben, Tompkins or Tioga

In Pennsylvania – Bradford, Lycoming, Sullivan, Tioga, Lackawanna, Susquehanna, Wayne, Wyoming, Centre, Clearfield, Clinton, Cameron, Elk, McKean or Potter

Additionally, students must rank in the top 10% of their class and achieve a score of 1860 or greater on the SAT examination, or a score of 28 or greater on the ACT examination.

Students must be at least in their junior year in high school to begin the application process. They must also have gained acceptance into Wilkes University and have completed a premedical scholars application with Wilkes University by November 15 of each year in order to be considered for the Guthrie Scholars Program.

For more information, interested students should contact Eileen Sharp at Wilkes University. Email sharp@wilkes.edu; phone 570-408-4823 and indicate interest in the Wilkes University Guthrie Premedical Scholar Program.