Local earns medical degree

John “Jack” Kuipers, D.O., graduated from the West Virginia School of Osteopathic Medicine (WVSOM) with a Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine degree May 25. While at WVSOM, Dr. Kuipers received a “10 Finger” D.O. Award. Kuipers earned a Bachelor of Science degree in anatomy and physiology from California State University in Fresno in 2012. He is a 2008 graduate of Quincy High School. Kuipers is the son of John and Elizabeth Kuipers of Meadow Valley. He plans to enter a radiology residency at University of Kentucky in Lexington. WVSOM is a national leader in educating osteopathic physicians for primary care medicine in rural areas. Photo submitted