St. Lukes Creates Scholarship Endowment to Aid Idaho WWAMI Students Eyeing Medical Careers in Underserved, Rural Areas
September 09, 2021
This story by Daniel Mediate was published by St. Luke’s online.
Growing up in Coeur d’Alene, Dan Cooper decided he wanted to be a medical doctor while attending Lake City High School. He set a goal to accumulate a resume full of lived experiences beforehand. After completing the pre-med curriculum and a bachelor’s degree in Spanish at the University of Notre Dame in South Bend, Indiana, Cooper lived in Mexico for two years, serving as a medical assistant at a rural orphanage. He assisted patients with advanced rheumatoid arthritis and served as a caretaker for a group of 30 adolescent boys. Read more.
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