Mon. Feb 6th, 2023

Megan Lo is a second-year pupil within the T.H. Chan College of Medication at UMass Chan Medical College with an urge for food for journey, whether or not she’s snowboarding in Massachusetts or monitoring sufferers in Bolivia.

Lo grew up in Arlington and majored in biology at Claremont McKenna School in Southern California. Lo’s dad and mom, a veterinarian and a retired pediatric gastroenterologist, impressed her to pursue medication. Earlier than medical college, she volunteered for hospitals, clinics and neighborhood facilities in Panama, Nicaragua and Ecuador. She joined the World Well being Pathway to proceed studying about well being and wellbeing from totally different views. 

“Everybody comes from a special background and brings a lot to the desk by way of studying about world well being and totally different settings, and even within the context of Worcester,” Lo stated.

Via the World Well being Pathway, Lo related with Richard Moser, MD, professor of neurological surgical procedure. Dr. Moser is president of Solidarity Bridge‘s Neurosurgery & Neurology Institute, and organized for Lo to spend the summer time with one other companion of the nonprofit, pediatric neurologist Victor Cuéllar, MD.

“For six weeks, I helped create a registry of sufferers on the Hospital de Niños in Santa Cruz within the neurology division,” Lo stated. “They solely had paper data, so I helped the physician begin an digital database for incoming sufferers to trace comorbidities and danger elements which will work together with their epilepsy diagnoses.”

Lo, who began to study Spanish in center college, was thrilled to hone her language expertise overseas whereas studying new issues within the medical area. When in Worcester, she co-leads an optionally available enrichment elective known as Wilderness Medication, geared towards instructing first- and second-year medical college students to handle accidents and sicknesses in wilderness and leisure environments. Lo hopes to work in Nepal her fourth 12 months of medical college.

Be taught extra about Lo on this Scholar Highlight video.

The Scholar Highlight sequence options UMass Chan Medical College college students within the Morningside Graduate College of Biomedical Sciences, Tan Chingfen Graduate College of Nursing and T.H. Chan College of Medication. For extra details about UMass Chan Medical College and the best way to apply, go to the Potential College students web page.

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