Winning second place in the Delaware Valley Science Fairs greatly impacted the next few years for Joseph Plaksin,
then a junior in high school. His prize? A $7,000 annual scholarship to
University of the Sciences. After some research and a visit, he knew
the school was ideal for him.
“I really liked the school’s
reputation in terms of preparing students for medical school,” said
Plaksin, the University’s valedictorian.
Part of this reputation comes from
the professors, from whom Plaksin said he learned a great deal—inside
and outside of the classroom.
“For me, it’s the relationships
I’ve developed over the last four years that have impacted me the most,
not just the material learned in class,” said Plaksin.
He will matriculate at NYU School
of Medicine in the fall, looking to enter a medical specialty with his
MD in which he will incorporate research.