Dayne Voelker and Amanda Fletcher, both set to graduate in May from the School of Medicine, were selected as UMKC Vice Chancellor’s Honor Recipients.
The vice chancellor for student affairs and enrollment management takes nominations from each academic unit to recognize graduating students who have excelled in academic achievement, leadership and service to UMKC and the community.
Voelker, who will head to Rochester, Minnesota, for an internal medicine residency at the Mayo Clinic, was nominated by Gary Salzman, M.D., his docent in the Green 6 unit.
“Dr. Salzman has been even more than a mentor and docent,” said Voelker, of Perryville, Missouri. “He’s really been a second father figure. I have been able to ask him for advice on just about anything.”
Fletcher, whose residency will be in orthopedic surgery at Duke University Medical Center in Durham, North Carolina, was nominated by Marge Weimer, the education team coordinator for her docent unit, Purple 1.
She said Weimer had been “a supportive friend and mother figure I could always look to for guidance.” She also thanked Agostino Molteni, M.D., her research mentor.
Fletcher’s offices and service activities include secretary of the Medical Student Research Interest Group, vice president of the Orthopedic Surgery Interest Group, the Alpha Phi Omega Service Fraternity, Sojourner’s Health Clinic, the Global Medical Brigades medical mission trip to Honduras in 2013 and a surgical mission trip with Project Perfect World in Ecuador.