This past year, Greg received his Master of Science degree in the Science of Health Care Delivery through ASU’s College of Health Solutions. As a medical school reapplicant, he sought a program that would add depth to his application and complement his future career goals in medicine.
Pursuing the innovative graduate program at ASU provided the perfect opportunity to do just that. Aside from learning inside the classroom a wealth of knowledge surrounding the functioning of our healthcare system, he was given the opportunity to work directly with a clinical partner at a major Phoenix hospital to implement that knowledge into clinical practice. By designing a surgical care checklist, his work led to a drastic decrease in the incidence of surgical site infections; immediately making a difference in the lives of real patients. The program, professors, and clinical mentors not only prepared him for an adaptive career in the ever-changing field of medicine but developed him into a leader capable of empowering others and inspiring change.
At the same time, working diligently with the outstanding Pre-Health Advisors at ASU assured him that he was on-track with the upcoming application cycle. The result: an acceptance to the University of Arizona College of Medicine – Phoenix for the upcoming year
His advice to current pre-health students? “It’s cliché, but never give up on your hopes and dreams. Always seek opportunities for personal growth and challenge yourself to make a difference in the lives of others. With perseverance and dedication, things always have a way of working out in the end!”