6/3/2011 – Providence,RI– For the second consecutive year, two La Salle Academy seniors have been accepted into Brown University’s Program in Liberal Medical Education (PLME) that joins undergraduate and professional studies in medicine in an eight-year program, accommodating a wider variety of student talents and interests than more conventional medical schools.
This year two seniors, Margaret Thorsen of Cumberland, RI and Leah Rivard of Smithfield, RI, have been accepted into the program. Last year seniors Michael Danielewicz and Christopher Piette were accepted into the program.
“Given that Brown’s renowned and very special eight-year pre-med and medical school program admits only about 60 students each year from around the world, we are very proud of Margaret and Leah, both for being accepted,” said La Salle President Brother Michael Mc Kenery. “We look forward to staying in touch with both of them as well as Michael and Christopher and watching the progress of these four extraordinary young people.”
Brown University’s Communication Office said that the school could not remember two students from the same high school being admitted to the special eight-year program in the same year much less having such an occurrence in back-to-back years.