Rhodes Biology Alumna Morgan Fuller ’16 Wins Osteopathic Medical Student Award

Rhodes College biology alumna Morgan Fuller ’16 recently received the Student DO (Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine) of the Year award at the Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine-Georgia. She is a candidate for the national Student DO of the Year award, which will be announced this spring and is hosted by the American Association of Colleges and Osteopathic Medicine.

The Student DO of the Year award recognizes an osteopathic medical student for outstanding leadership, community service, and dedication to the osteopathic profession. Fuller is a fourth-year student and president of the Class of 2021 at the Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine-Georgia.

Her other accomplishments include advising second-year medical students about board exams, serving as an anatomy teaching assistant, and serving as a site leader for a third-year rotation site. In addition, Fuller has participated in the Medical Association of Georgia’s Physicians Day at the Capitol, which is a public health initiative, and she has served as a mentor for Camp Neuro, a summer day camp for high school students interested in exploring careers in medicine. She also is a member of Sigma Sigma Phi, a national osteopathic medicine honors fraternity.

Fuller participated in the Beta Beta Beta biology honor society while a student at Rhodes College, in addition to serving as head resident assistant and captain of the women’s varsity lacrosse team. She also worked in the Memphis community as a research coordinator at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center and a volunteer at Methodist Le Bonheur Healthcare.

“I thank all my Rhodes professors, coaches, and fellow Lynx for their continued support and inspiration over the years,” says Fuller. “The college instilled in me a commitment to lifelong learning and gave me the tools to empathize with patients from a wide range of backgrounds. Without my Rhodes experience, I would not have the interdisciplinary lens that I carry with me into every patient encounter.”

In addition to being an osteopathic medical student, Fuller is a U.S. Navy medical corps officer and was awarded a three-year full scholarship through the Health Professions Scholarship Program. She will begin a family medicine residency at Naval Hospital Jacksonville in Florida this summer.