News Release

August 17, 2009

Contact: Chris DeFrancesco, 860-679-3914

PHOTO: Med Student Is ‘Next Top Doc’

Dan Henderson Wins Inaugural Radio Quiz Show, $5,000 Scholarship

FARMINGTON, CONN. – Dan Henderson, of Farmington, a third-year student at the University of Connecticut School of Medicine, won a $5,000 scholarship and the distinction of being the first winner of the new radio quiz show “Next Top Doc.” Henderson was one of 16 students from U.S. medical schools, including three from the UConn School of Medicine, to compete at the annual convention of the American Medical Student Association. He is taking a year off from medical school to complete a fellowship with AMSA in Washington, D.C.

Caption: UConn medical student Dan Henderson competes with Texas Tech University’s Nina Resetkova in the final round of the “Next Top Doc” radio quiz show. Henderson outlasted 15 other third- and fourth-year medical students to win a $5,000 scholarship. The tournament-style contest was introduced and taped at the American Medical Student Association’s 2009 convention in Arlington, Va., in March. The satellite radio channel ReachMD broadcast a different head-to-head matchup each week from May through August, and premiered Henderson’s victory in the championship round Aug. 17.

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