2022 - 2023 Scholars
Meet our exceptional Scholars – a group of driven individuals who have been carefully selected by SOFtoSOM and have begun their journey to become future physicians. Rooted in the Special Operations background, our Scholars exemplify unwavering commitment, relentless determination, and a spirit of excellence. Their diverse experiences and dedicated mindset empower them to thrive in the pursuit of their dreams and bring positive change to the field of medicine. We're proud to support their transformation into future leaders of healthcare.
Ricky Ditzel, Jr.
Ricky is currently a first year medical student at Rush Medical College. He is also one of the founding members of SOFtoSOM.
Justin is currently a first year medical student at Duke University School of Medicine. As a founding member of SOFtoSOM Justin leads from the front.
Jessie is a first year medical student at the Mayo Clinic Alix School Of Medicine. Jessie's humble demeanor and constant support of others are a character reminder for all scholars to follow.
Leo is a first year medical student at Virginia Tech Carilion School Of Medicine. Leo's passion for others shines through his work as a future doctor.
Steele is a first year medical student at Carver College Of Medicine. Steele's knowhow is above reproach, and he demonstrates this consistently from his premed studies to present.
John is a first year medical student at the University of Florida College Of Medicine. John lives his motto of service to others, always giving support to those around him.