How many college students can say they were helping to deliver a baby or scrubbed into open heart surgery in the morning and walking into a real estate investment class to present a case study in the afternoon?
What are you currently doing?
I am a Dermatologist in private practice in Florida.
How did NHCM prepare you for your current role or for life after graduation?
I received an excellent education at Penn through the NHCM program. It helped me learn about the health care system from multiple perspectives and ultimately helped me decide on a career as a clinician. Although I did not know that I would ultimately end up as a Dermatologist, NHCM provided me with a solid foundation for medical school that allowed me to excel and ultimately land a competitive residency.
What was your favorite aspect of the NHCM program?
Being a part of two different worlds as an undergrad was truly amazing. I loved my clinical rotations through the Nursing School but I also really enjoyed working on business cases with my Wharton colleagues. How many college students can say they were helping to deliver a baby or scrubbed into open heart surgery in the morning and walking into a real estate investment class to present a case study in the afternoon? NHCM is a small program so I was part of a closely knit group. To this day, I am still close with many of my NHCM friends.
What were you involved in as a student at Penn?
I was involved with several volunteer organizations at Penn. I gave tours of Penn’s campus to prospective college students as part of the Kite and Key Society, tutored elementary school students through the West Philly Tutoring Project, and was a volunteer at the Ronald McDonald House. I was part of a business fraternity and also swam recreationally as part of the Club Swim Team.