“The public health classes have been a great way to supplement my medical school curriculum and I’m happy I chose to pursue this degree.”
Gilbert, AZPrior Degree(s):
BS in Biomedical Engineering at The University of ArizonaBefore entering the program:
During the one year between graduating in 2014 and entering the MD/MPH program, I was working as a medical scribe at Tucson Medical Center, teaching and tutoring DAT, PCAT, and GRE students for Kaplan Test Prep, teaching marching band at Catalina Foothills High School, and applying to medical school.Why did you choose public health?
I chose public health to expand my medical education into a field that is not given enough attention in most medical education programs. I believe that I will be better because of it and as a result, my patients will be too, no matter what my career path becomes. While the additional curriculum is extra work, I know that this is the education I want.Why did you choose MEZCOPH?
I chose MEZCOPH after hearing great things about the college and after being admitted to the MD program at UACOM-P. I am extremely happy that this is the school where I am working on both degrees!Public health interests:
Epidemiology, vaccines and disease prevention, emergency/disaster responseInternship:
Not determined. My MD scholarly project is related to the cost effectiveness of using a 90-minute test for chlamydia and gonorrhea (instead of culture) in the Maricopa Medical Center Emergency Department with regards to patient contact, follow up, and further disease spread and progression.Interests/hobbies outside of school:
Teaching (especially high school marching band), reading, tv/moviesTip for future students:
Work on time management and know that you are always going to feel busy. Ask for help if you need it, before you really need it. Remember to take time for yourself!