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Houghton Alumnus Recognized as Student Doctor of the Year

January 31, 2023

Houghton Graduate Ronald Lott ‘20 has been recognized as Student Doctor of the Year by Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine (LECOM). LECOM recognized Lott to be an outstanding student, serving as a student doctor within his community. He participated in several research projects at LECOM such as COVID-19-induced myocarditis and Arnold Chiari Malformation associated Juvenile Scoliosis. The selection committee also acknowledged Lott as someone who embodies all the great qualities of a future outstanding osteopathic physician, with a positive attitude that brings out the best in everyone.

Lott gained early acceptance into LECOM through an accelerated program at Houghton that enables students early access to medical school by meeting certain academic requirements. While attending Houghton, Lott participated in Science Honors, was part of the Varsity Baseball team, and served as a student leader.

“Ronnie was an exceptionally delightful student. He was exuberant, encouraging, diligent, and cheerful. He was kind and respectful and I think every Professor was thrilled if they looked at their course roster and saw that Ronnie was signed up. He was a real blessing to me, to the Bio department, and to the Institution.”

Ransom Poythress, Associate Professor of Biology


Ronald Lott has also been nominated for National Student Doctor of the Year.