March 15, 2016

 

 Business education pays off for Ohio State veterinary student

​Posted March 2, 2016


Luke Morrow

A fourth-year student at The Ohio State University College of Veterinary Medicine won the top prize in a national competition that recognizes veterinary students’ business skills.

Luke Morrow was presented the Simmons Educational Fund Business Aptitude Award Jan. 17 at the North American Veterinary Community Conference in Orlando, Florida. The prize included $15,000 and a trip to the conference.

He credits his achievement to the education and mentorship he received through the health sciences business minor program at Ohio State’s Fisher College of Business, according to an OSU press release.

Morrow is one of the first students to go through the Graduate Business Minor program, the only business minor in the country designed for graduate students majoring in the health professions, according to the university. The program started during the summer of 2013 with its first cohort of students: 18 veterinary students, two nursing students, and a graduate research scientist.

The program is designed to provide a well-rounded business foundation to health sciences students. The business minor courses are offered during the summer and are designed to be completed after two consecutive summer terms. Classes focus on discussing articles and applying their principles to real-world situations.