A love of language led rower Heidi Robbins ’21 to Tanzania to study Swahili, an experience that turned her attention to global health—subsequent trips to Sierra Leone and Kenya pointed her to medical school. But a surprising invitation to train for the Olympics changed her plans.
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First-year Geisel student Lindsay Holdcroft has been coaching youth girls’ hockey since finishing her career as a standout goalie for the Big Green in 2014. “It’s been a lot of fun teaching them skills and seeing them improve, and it’s been rewarding to see them develop and gain confidence in themselves, both on and off the ice,” she says.
Competitive swimming taught Ika Kovacikova ’20 about the importance of teamwork and shared success. It also taught her to never give up on a challenge—a skill she brings to medical school and believes will serve her well when taking care of patients.
First-year Geisel student Marcel Brown chose a career in medicine because it will allow him to combine his strong interests in science and in working with people. “I saw the small size of Dartmouth and Geisel as a great asset, one that would promote a lot of meaningful collaboration,” he says.
Experiences such as working as a volunteer on medical mission trips to Honduras and practicing as an oncology nurse in Arizona helped Meghan Bullock ’20 decide that medical school was the right path for her.
Vivian Bhushan wants to help those living in humble circumstance lead healthier lives.
Influenced by her deep Upper Valley roots, Catherine Gordon understands the connection between geography and population health—an interconnection she thinks will help explain the challenges facing her future patients.
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.