Radiology Scholars Certificate Program Capstone Awards

December 14, 2023

Three students, one in a tan sweater, one in a black shirt and one in a black shirt with a pattern smile and display their awards.

The Radiology Scholars Certificate Program is proud to announce the 2023 Capstone Project award recipients from the Wake Forest University School of Medicine MD Class of 2026.

1st place - Logan Bearfield – Thyroid eye disease 
2nd place - Nico Schneider – Leber’s Hereditary Optic Neuropathy (LHON) 
3rd place - Elaina Alzaibak – Uterine fibroids 

Honorable mentions:
  • Yusuf Aboutabl – Aortic dissection
  • Joseph Criscitiello – Diaphragmatic hernia
  • Nicholas Gallardo – Vertebral artery dissection
  • Madison Hinson – Moyamoya 
  • Alexander Sinks – Prostate cancer
  • Angelina Wiater – Osteopetrosis 

The Radiology Scholars Certificate Program (RSCP) is an optional experiential learning module that augments the pre-clinical MD curriculum at the School of Medicine. RSCP promotes and recognizes achievement in fundamental radiology concepts while enhancing students’ proficiency when interpreting medical imaging and increasing student competitiveness for the residency Match. 

Students invest 25+ hours over their first and second year of medical school to meet the requirements of the program, which culminates in a final Capstone Presentation event judged by a panel of radiology residents. 

Nationwide, the RSCP is the first program of its kind implemented alongside a medical school curriculum for undergraduate medical students.  Having won several national awards for its innovative approach, RSCP serves as an exemplary model and framework that other programs have already begun to adopt.