May 22, 2017
Most would agree that Dillon Warr '16 left his mark on Susquehanna. He was valedictorian of his class-the first-ever male varsity swimmer to earn the honor. He was president of Tau Kappa Epsilon. He was frequently on the university's dean's list and was a member of the Landmark Conference Honor Roll, graduating summa cum laude with a Bachelor of Science in biology.
Now, just a year after graduating, Warr is making his mark on medical school. He received Temple University's Lewis Katz School of Medicine (LKSOM) Academic Merit Award for the 2017-18 academic year. Warr will receive $40,000 in scholarship funds for the first year and $20,000 per year in subsequent years. This prestigious award is renewable for each of his four years of medical school.
Warr, who grew up in the Philadelphia suburbs, knew the Temple University Health System well, and when it came time to choose a medical school, he knew LKSOM was where he wanted to be.
"I have always sought to one day give back to my community and the Temple University Health System is as close to directly serving my hometown as I can come while being a medical student," he said. "I also will get to experience living in Philadelphia, which I have always wanted to do!"
Warr hopes to one day practice medicine in underserved areas around the world. He says LKSOM has an excellent Global Health Program that will help him achieve that goal, just as Susquehanna prepared him for his MCAT exam and gave him a firm liberal arts foundation from which to approach his future profession.
"The liberal arts curriculum at SU opened my mind to perspectives outside of the realm of science and will allow me to approach future problems in more complex ways," he said.