Hello everyone! First time contributor here, excited to be part of a group of medical students sharing stories and experiences in hopes that something clicks with you, makes you wonder, or nod your head and smile. So, to myself, welcome (I’m relaying the warm welcome I’ve gotten from the people behind the scenes). I’m a rising […]
MS2, Dartmouth Geisel School of Medicine
A native of the Pacific Northwest, TR studied international studies at the University of Washington. With absolutely no interest in medicine at the time, TR joined Teach For America, where he taught AP Chemistry in Detroit to the most incredible students. During his classroom experience, TR saw the parallels between health and education, and how his students’ lack of access to proper healthcare was dramatically affecting their classroom performance. He also saw how the effects of trauma were long-lasting and extended beyond the healthcare environment. He is interested in trauma medicine, specifically focused on urban communities, in hopes of providing accessible and quality treatment for disadvantaged communities.
Outside of the classroom, TR is involved in quality improvement trauma research. He also is a member of student government, an Urban Health Scholar, and teaches health education to middle and high schools children as a Schweitzer Fellow. He is an avid runner, rower, beginning chef, and can spend hours telling you about his love of cheese.