Wisconsin Native earns Medical College of Wisconsin’s Zeit Fellows Leadership Award

Oct. 31, 2012

Emily Sweet, a fourth-year medical student at the Medical College of Wisconsin (MCW), has been named the recipient of the 2012 Walter Zeit Fellowship Leadership Award. This prestigious award is presented to the senior student who has consistently displayed superior qualities of leadership, loyalty, selfless service, initiative and compassion toward his or her peers and the Medical College. It is the highest student honor bestowed by the Walter Zeit Fellowship, MCW’s premier donor recognition society.

Sweet was born in Neenah, Wisconsin and earned a Bachelor of Science degree and election to Phi Beta Kappa and Alpha Sigma Nu at Loyola University of Chicago, where she majored in forensic sciences and minored in chemistry.

Starting in her first year of medical school at MCW, Sweet volunteered regularly at the Saturday Free Clinic for the Underinsured in Milwaukee, coordinating labs and imaging, communicating with patients and updating and expanding the official clinic policy manual. She still works in the clinic today, providing continuing health care for two patients under the supervision of volunteer physicians.

On campus, Sweet served as a tutor for human development and cell and tissue biology courses, as well as for the U.S. Medical Licensing Examination Step One Board Review Program, a student-run program that helps second-year students prepare for the national medical licensing exam. As a third-year student, Sweet was elected a class representative on the Student Assembly, after having previously volunteered as co-chair of the Assembly Awards Committee and as a member of the Organizations Committee. She also served as co-president of the American Medical Women’s Association (AMWA). She has been involved with several MCW specialty groups and athletic organizations over the years, including Team Apoptosa, an intramural group that plays softball, football, volleyball, soccer and curling.

Sweet is attending medical school through the Armed Forces Health Professions Scholarship Program and is a second lieutenant in the United States Air Force Reserve (USAF), Medical Service Corp. She will serve three to four years of active duty with the USAF following graduation from medical school.

“Emily Sweet is a hardworking, exceptional student and a prime example of selfless service," said John R. Raymond, Sr., MD, President and CEO of the Medical College. “The leadership, initiative and compassion she has exhibited during her years at MCW demonstrate what an outstanding physician she will become.”

In 2012 Sweet was elected to the Alpha Omega Alpha national honor medical society. She plans to pursue a career in surgery.

The Walter Zeit Fellowship was founded in 1980 by Derward Lepley Jr., M.D., a 1949 alumnus who also served as a distinguished member of the College’s faculty.

This site uses Facebook comments to make it easier for you to contribute. If you see a comment you would like to flag for spam or abuse, click the "x" in the upper right of it. By posting, you agree to our Terms of Use.

Suburban News Roundup

E-mail Newsletter

Your link to the biggest stories in the suburbs delivered Thursday mornings.

Enter your e-mail address above and click "Sign Up Now!" to begin receiving your e-mail newsletter
Get the Newsletter!

Login or Register to manage all your newsletter preferences.

Community Watch

» 10-year-old girl dies after freeway crash in Dane County 11/25

» Wauwatosa unveils convenient, affordable water online water bill payment options 11/25

» Wauwatosa East girls basketball team uses big second half to beat Wisconsin Lutheran 11/25

» Plenty of positives in Wauwatosa West girls' basketball loss to Kettle Moraine 11/25

» Wauwatosa East boys basketball team could battle for GMC title 11/25

» Wauwatosa West swimming team has bright future with talented underclassmen on the rise 11/25

» MacGillis, Barkow share Wauwatosa West boys volleyball MVP honors 11/25

» Wauwatosa West boys basketball team looks for improvement 11/25

» Sports Notes: Nov. 26, 2015 11/25

» Wauwatosa East volleyball season has solid season despite just missing another trip to state 11/25

» Wauwatosa Hurricanes return three state qualifiers — Danny Larson, Cal Hartt, Avery Weishoff 11/25

» Milwaukee County Zoo celebrates first birthday of young gorilla 11/24

» Wauwatosa stores set Thanksgiving, Black Friday hours 11/23

» Tosa's city health department earns national accreditation 11/23

» Free screening of 'Most Likely to Succeed' held Dec. 1 11/23

» Wauwatosa stores launch Small Business Saturday event 11/20

» Updated state championship game rankings of area prep football teams and players 11/19

» Wauwatosa dealership taking 'extra precautions' after four vehicles were stolen Updated:  11/19

» Wauwatosa East girls basketball team has plenty of experience returning 11/18

» Wauwatosa East's Potter earns two team cross-country awards 11/18

» Wauwatosa West girls to field experienced basketball team 11/18

» Wauwatosa East's Ripple ends career with impressive showing at state swimming meet 11/18

» Wauwatosa West freshman Julia Larson does well at state swimming championships 11/17

» Wauwatosa West's Alicia Picard, Alyssa Piek, Nicole Mystrow earn top tennis honors 11/17

» Christian Laettner hoops camps at Wauwatosa East successful 11/17

View All Posts Got a tip? Welcome rss



Hidden Tosa


"Hidden Tosa" is a semi-regular feature where reporters Rory Linnane or Rachel Minske explore the closed down and closed off parts of Wauwatosa.


Local Business Directory