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Greer earns medical degree from UK
During commencement ceremonies held May 17, Paintsville native Jarrett Greer was awarded the degree of Doctor of Medicine by the University of Kentucky College of Medicine in Lexington.

Dr. Greer graduated with High Distinction and was also honored with the class Excellence in Emergency Medicine Award for his scholastic performance. He will begin a three-year residency program in July to train in emergency medicine at East Carolina University in Greenville, N.C.

As a medical student, Dr. Greer was active in the Emergency Medicine Club, American Medical Student Association, Kentucky Medical Association, and the American Medical Association. He was a member of the KMA Committee on Community and Rural Health and the Southeast Kentucky Area Health Education Center board, and worked to coordinate education about health careers for local middle and high school students.

Dr. Greer was the recipient of the Salyer Scholarship from the University of Kentucky and the MacGregor Scholarship from the Daughters of the American Revolution, and earned the Pathology Honor Society Award.

His research has been published in the Journal of Experimental Zoology, and he has volunteered as a preceptor in teaching physical examination techniques to first-year medical students, as an official for scholastic academic competitions, and as a public address announcer for high school athletic events.

Dr. Greer was the 1995 valedictorian of Johnson Central High School and received his B.S. in biological sciences from the University of Kentucky summa cum laude in 1999. He is the son of Paul R. and Susie Greer of Paintsville, and the grandson of Gertrude and the late William Greer of Paintsville and Marthalene and Harold Preston of Williamsport.

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