Wash U: 2010 alum named Rhodes Scholar

Priya Sury will study medical anthropology at Oxford
Kate Gaetner
Student Life
St. Louis, MO

Priya Sury, a 2010 Wash. U. alum, was named one of 32 Rhodes Scholars in the nation on Saturday afternoon.

The Rhodes Scholarship, named for South African businessman and politician Cecil Rhodes, is an acclaimed international postgraduate award for study at the University of Oxford in Oxford, England.

Winners of the Rhodes Scholarship are chosen on the basis of their academic achievements, personal integrity, leadership and physical vigor.

Sury, a Minnesota native, will attend Oxford beginning next year.

Sury will join approximately 80 Rhodes Scholars selected from around the world.

An anthropology and Spanish major, Sury graduated summa cum laude from the University and is currently in her first year of medical school at the University of Minnesota.

Sury plans to take time off from medical school in order to study medical anthropology at Oxford. She said that her first year of medical school made her realize that she wanted a graduate education beyond training in clinical study.

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