Guthrie Scholars Program

The Guthrie Scholars program is designed to give qualified students at both Wilkes University and Binghamton University who are interested in pursuing medicine the opportunity to earn 12-15 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 days with Guthrie Hospice and Guthrie Home Health care, a day with the Greater Valley Ambulance Service, and a possible day with the Guthrie Air Flight Team.

Scholars Program Eligibility

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 (other counties by special circumstances)
  • In Pennsylvania – Bradford, Lycoming, Sullivan, Tioga, Lackawanna, Susquehanna, Wayne, Wyoming, Centre, Clearfield, Clinton, Cameron, Elk, McKean or Potter (other counties by special circumstances).

Additionally, students must be suggested by their respected academic institution and go through Guthrie's interview process.

Wilkes Student Qualifications:

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 scholar's application with Wilkes University by November 15 of each year to be considered for the Guthrie Scholars Program.

For more information, interested students should contact Constance Dombroski at Wilkes University to indicate interest in the Wilkes University Guthrie Premedical Scholars Program.  Wilkes University also has spots open for current students who may have decided upon medicine after enrollment into Wilkes University.

Constance Dombroski, M.S.
Director, Center for Health Sciences & Student Success
Vice Chair, University Staff Advisory Committee (USAC)
Wilkes University 
P: (570) 408-4823

Binghamton Student Qualifications:

Students must be part of the Binghamton Scholars program.  The student must apply on a semester-by-semester basis through their school to obtain a possible interview.  For more information, interested students should contact Katherine Bouman at Binghamton University to indicate interest in the Binghamton University Guthrie Premedical Scholars Program. 

Katherine Bouman
Associate Director
Binghamton University Scholars Program
Phone: (607) 777-3593