Chicago, Illinois, United States
Mentoring and Advising
Hey folks, I'm John and I'm an M2. I graduated from Washington University in St. Louis in 2011 with a major in Biology and Psychology. After undergrad I got a Masters in Medical Sciences through the LUC MAMS program, did research at the University of Chicago, and worked at a bookstore before starting at Stritch in 2014. Can't wait to help out!
First of all, I would be remiss if I didn’t say that if you want to be a doctor, there’s a path for you to become one. It can certainly be a pain at times but your perseverance will pay off, be it right out of undergrad or a little ways down the line.
Feel free to reach out to me about whatever questions you have on the application process or medical school life - personal statements, interviews, gap years, whatever you may be curious about. I’m happy to help in any way that I can.
As far as I go, I came to med school with an eye towards medical oncology (not sure on adults or kids) and I haven’t had reason to move away from that so far. That said, I’m doing my best to go into third year with an open mind, so we shall see what happens down the road. In med school I’ve done a bit of service work inside and outside school and have participated in bench research in the cancer center here at Loyola. When I get a minute away from drinking from the path/pharm fire-hose of knowledge, I like to get out of town, preferably by car. I also really like to spend time and money I don’t have seeing live music, play basketball and guitar poorly, and read books that aren’t necessarily medical. I’ve also been known to take a dramatic turn as the middle pharyngeal constrictor.