One of the things that first-year medical student John Porter most appreciated about his experience thru-hiking the Appalachian Trail was its strong sense of community—something that also drew him to the Geisel School of Medicine.
For theater actress and first-year Geisel med student Bianca Di Cocco, whether creating a bond between fellow actors and an audience, or between doctor and patient, the principles are the same—everything is interwoven.
Nationally ranked track athlete Brent Bates’ love of sports, and a fateful knee injury, led him to pursue a master’s research program in his home country of Canada before choosing the Geisel School of Medicine, where he plans to focus on sports medicine and orthopedic surgery.
First-year Geisel School of Medicine student Jessica Charles’ enthusiasm for exploring the world is rooted in her diverse heritage.
Motivated by the lack of healthcare in the poor Chicago community where Kevin Doré ’19 taught junior high school science, he decided to become a doctor in order to change both educational opportunities and healthcare for the poor.
First-year Geisel student Kristen Delwiche chose a career in medicine because she wants both the depth of understanding and the flexibility to heal on an individual and a population level.
Whether as a mentor or philanthropist, Aaron Briggs ’19, believes those who are privileged have a responsibility to lend a helping hand to those less fortunate. As a first-year Geisel School of Medicine student, he’s bringing those interests together.
Within minutes of meeting Alex Tarabochia ‘19, don’t be surprised if you find yourself revealing intimate details of your life. He has that affect on people. “I’m always being told how comfortable people feel telling me everything about themselves within five minutes of meeting me,” he says.
Seeking a life of adventure, Paul Holzer enlisted in the Navy intending to become an undersea construction diver, but his life took several unanticipated turns, the last of which led him to medicine.
First-year Geisel medical student Ryan Olavarria is dedicated to showing people that small behavioral changes leading to better health are easy to make.