Post-graduate program: Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine, Rocky Vista University, Parker, CO
D.O. graduation year: 2012
What are you doing now, career-wise (or what do you plan to do after graduating)?
Right now I’m currently what is called a general medical officer (GMO) with a Marine unit in Camp Pendleton, CA. I completed a family medicine internship in 2013 and then started my GMO tour. So far I have been in training in various places around the country and have completed a deployment to Okinawa, Japan where we did exercises in mainland Japan and South Korea.
I will be applying for a residency in Radiology this year with the U.S. Navy. They have training programs in San Diego, CA, Portsmouth, VA, and Bethesda, MD. My first choice for this very competitive specialty is San Diego, CA.
Is there any other achievement or involvement that you’d like to share?
I graduated in the Top 10% of my class in 2012, as well as received an award for being the top military student during the 2011-2012 school year. Also, I was inducted into the Sigma Sigma Phi National Osteopathic Honor Society.
I have a publication that has been accepted to the Journal of Thoracic Imaging which will appear in the November 2014 issue.
Moullet, P & Mann, H Beak sign. Journal of Thoracic Imaging.
What is one thing that you really appreciated about our program at Oregon Tech?
I feel like it has been said before, but the one thing I admired and appreciated most about the Biology program at OIT was the low student to teacher ratio. This enabled very close support and mentorship from the professors to enable full scope and highly personalized education. It very much reminds me of the book David and Goliath by Malcolm Gladwell where he discusses how going to a lesser known school with a good educational program produces as good as or better students more often than very well known schools with high academic prestige.
What is one piece of advice that you would give to a student in our program today?
Plan early on where you would like to be in the future and don’t let the fact that you are at a small program let others deviate you from where you want to be. The education I received at OIT prepared me for the challenges of medical school and further education with, if not, better than any other school.
Profile updated Sept 2014