CSU, Chico News

CSU, Chico Alum Receives Prestigious College of Medicine Outstanding Student Award

Date: 07-17-2007

Kathleen McPartland
Public Affairs

Troy A. Miles, a 2006 graduate in biological sciences, California State University, Chico, received the Ralph Ger Award for Outstanding Student of the Year in Clinical Anatomy at Albert Einstein College of Medicine in New York City.

The prestigious award is given to just two medical students each year in recognition of exceptional work in the field of clinical anatomy.

University faculty select recipients based on exam scores, class ranking and nominations from classmates. Miles was presented the award by Dr. Ger, a renowned clinician and anatomist. Ger is the author of several medical textbooks, as well as a founding member of the American Association of Clinical Anatomists.

“Troy was an excellent student at CSU, Chico,” said Patricia Edelmann, chair of the Department of Biological Sciences. “His outstanding quality as a student and person was recognized with the invitation to deliver the ‘Reflections’ speech at Commencement.”

Miles is a 2002 Red Bluff Union High School graduate. He recently completed his first year of medical school, with plans to graduate in 2010.