Med school-bound graduate receives prestigious fellowship

Monday, July 1, 2019

UNC Charlotte alumnus Michael “Seth” Flynn ’19 is bound for the Duke University School of Medicine, and he can add another accolade—one of Phi Kappa Phi’s most prestigious fellowships.

Flynn recently received the Marcus L. Urann Fellowship; this $20,000 award will help support Flynn’s medical school education. The Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi, the nation’s oldest and most selective multidisciplinary collegiate honor society, only bestows six Urann Fellowships annually.

A native of Burnsville, North Carolina, Flynn completed dual bachelor’s degrees in biology and chemistry in May 2019. As an undergraduate, he participated in the Biological Sciences Honors Program, where he investigated the relationship between inflammation and the formation of new blood vessels in triple negative breast cancer with researcher Didier Dreau, an associate professor of biological sciences.

One of three University students accepted to Duke’s Medical School, Flynn advised other prospective medical students to "gain exposure to as many aspects of medicine and patient care as possible before applying. These clinical experiences will affirm your decision to pursue a career in medicine while providing you with compelling stories to demonstrate your motivations during the application and interview process.”