Etheldred L. Schafer Pre-Med Scholarship
After graduating from North Central College in 1928, Dr. Etheldred Schafer began her career in medicine at the Norwegian American Hospital in Chicago as a medical technologist. She received her medical degree from the University of Illinois School of Medicine in 1943. She interned at Albany Hospital in Albany, New York from 1943-44, and was the chief resident in Pathology at the Western Reserve School of Medicine in Cleveland, Ohio, from 1945-47. Dr. Schafer then moved to Madison, Wisconsin in May 1947, to become a pathologist at Jackson Clinic and remained in that position until her retirement in 1969. From 1969-72, she was a pathologist on interim appointment at St. Mary’s Hospital, Rhinelander, and St. Michael’s, Steven’s Point. In 1972, she became a consultant in cytology at the Jackson Clinic, a position she held until passing in 1983. She was active in both clinical medicine and research and published numerous reports of her investigations.
The Etheldred L. Schafer Pre-Medical Scholarship was established to honor the memory of Dr. Schafer. The purpose of the scholarship is to provide financial assistance to full-time students preparing for medical school.