Donation to expand college's medical library

MILLIGAN COLLEGE, TN (March 23, 2005) — A recent donation to the college’s medical library collection will expand available resources for Milligan College pre-medical students. The Dr. Lawrence Noah Gilliam Medical Collection was established to further strengthen the college’s longtime success rate for medical school preparation.

“Our graduates are successful in gaining admission to medical schools throughout the country and any resources we have to help them pursue these dreams are deeply appreciated,” said Dr. Julia Wade, professor of biology and pre-professional health advisor.

Over the past 12 years, more than 75 percent of Milligan pre-medical students who took the medical entrance exam were accepted to medical school – almost twice the national average. The college’s pre-professional program, with majors in various disciplines, prepares students for graduate school and professional practice in medicine, dentistry, occupational therapy, optometry, pharmacy, and physical therapy.

“We especially are grateful for the generous support of our medical program given by the family of Dr. Gilliam,” said Wade.

A native of Wise County, Va., Gilliam served as assistant chief of medicine at Kaiser Permanente in Harbor City , Calif., until his retirement in 1984. He completed a degree in chemistry and biology from Milligan in 1942 and earned his medical degree from the University of Virginia School of Medicine. He interned at Queen’s Hospital, Honolulu, Hawaii, and completed his residency training in internal medicine at the University of Vermont Mary Fletcher Hospital and the Royal Victoria Hospital of McGill University in Montreal, Canada.

The Dr. Lawrence Noah Gilliam Medical Collection will be available to students and patrons of the Milligan College Welshimer Library.



MILLIGAN COLLEGE is a Christian liberal arts college in Northeast Tennessee whose vision is to change lives and shape culture through a commitment to servant leadership. The college offers more than 100 majors, minors, pre-professional degrees and concentrations in a variety of fields, along with graduate and adult degree completion programs.  To learn more about Milligan College, visit www.milligan.edu or call 800-262-8337.

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