Scholarship Allows Student to Serve the Underserved
Manuel Urra was drawn to Creighton’s School of Medicine because of the value placed in forming young physicians who are not only competent but also compassionate. During his time at Creighton, Urra volunteered at the Magis Clinic to assist underserved patients, providing them with medicine, referrals, and lending an ear during their difficult times.
“These experiences taught me to approach my future patients as whole human beings—not as subjects,” Urra said. “Creighton students, faculty, staff, alumni, and friends all share and value the trait of compassion. I experienced it in the classroom, through my hands-on medical experiences, and in my interactions with fellow Bluejays.”
Urra’s Creighton experience may not have been possible without support from Creighton alumni and friends. A first-generation college student, Urra said that scholarship aid made it possible to choose a medical school based on quality rather than cost.
Scholarships are core to Creighton’s ability to provide deserving students with a service-focused, academically rigorous, transformative education rooted in the Jesuit tradition. In fact, 98 percent of Creighton students receive some form of financial aid or scholarships.
“The collective support from the Creighton community provided me and my fellow students with an unparalleled education in medicine, “Urra said. “It will continue to inspire me to help others with a sense of compassion rooted in the Jesuit values.”
To make a gift to the School of Medicine general scholarship fund, visit our website or contact Michon Marcil Abts, Senior Director of Development for the School of Medicine, University Relations, at MichonAbts [at] creighton [dot] edu or 402-280-1138.