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Meet OSMA Foundation Summer Scholar, Connor Riegal

Summer Scholars

Developing the 
next generation of physicians!

The OSMA Foundation's Summer Scholars program provides stipends for medical students to pursue summer opportunities in research, community health, health advocacy and medical education programs.

Summer Scholars 2023
Connor Riegal

Summer Internship Program:
Stanford Neuro Rehabilitation Lab

Medical School and Year:
Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine, class of 2026

Undergraduate School:
Michigan State University

Walled Lake, Michigan 

How did you hear about the OSMA Foundation Summer Scholars stipend opportunity?
Through OSMA e-newsletters

Tell us about your summer internship program. What are you working on?
I am working with the lab to further research on traumatic brain injury in veteran populations. The focus of my work will be on the relationship between TBI and headaches, and investigating which interventions are the most sustainable for veterans. The lab uses neuromodulation, mindfulness, and other techniques to address brain health. 

What impact has the OSMA Foundation Summer Scholars program had on you and your medical school goals and pursuits?
This program is allowing me to branch out and make connections with mentors across the country. I am excited to get experience in this field and work with the great researchers at the Stanford VA. 

What’s next for your medical career journey?
After the summer I will return to Case for my M2 year!

Tell us a fun fact about yourself!
I was a regenerative farmer before medical school. 


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