Medical Schools Honor FHU Alumni

APRIL 24, 2013

Two alumni of Freed-Hardeman University, Kyle Wiser and Nick Darby, have been recognized for their work and success in medical school. Both students graduated from FHU in 2011.


Wiser is one of 61 students accepted into the Pediatric Oncology Education, or POE, program for 2013. The program, sponsored by St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, provides students with biomedical and oncology research experience. In addition to research training, students will also attend lectures and work with a faculty mentor. Wiser is finishing his first year of medical school at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center in Memphis.

Darby has been named one of six Dean’s Primary Care Scholars at University of Alabama Birmingham School of Medicine. As a Dean’s Scholar, Darby will receive $10,000 in scholarship money per year of medical school. He will have the opportunity to enroll in extra classes and clinic times. Darby was also recently selected president of his interest specialty group at UAB.

“FHU emphasis on strong preparation for professional schools is evidenced by high acceptance rates for our graduates,” Dr. Leann Self-Davis, dean of the School of Sciences and Mathematics, said. Approximately 91% of FHU graduates who prepared for medical school have been accepted into the professional program.