“Tuck transformed me from a narrowly-focused medical student into a confident pre-professional with a worldly business perspective.”
I was already at Dartmouth in medical school, but I thought that there was something missing from my education that I could get from business school. I wanted to understand greater commerce, how things fit into everything else, and develop the soft skills of business leaders. When I came to Tuck, I saw how rich the social life was here and how vibrant, diverse, and energetic the culture was. I knew I could gain a lot from Tuck and thrive here, too.
After my first-term experience with my study group, I truly understood the benefit of Tuck’s high-intensity team setting. We spent hours working on projects, case analyses, and coursework every day. It was so collaborative and immersive. I learned so much engaging with my classmates, who brought a lot of different experiences and problem-solving approaches to their work.
Tuck doesn’t tell you how to go through the system here—they have all these resources available and how you decide to use them is up to you. You have a lot of different electives, access to visiting executives and faculty members, and organizations like the Center for Leadership and Center for Digital Strategies. You can get as involved as you want. The faculty encourages you to think for yourself, too, and really appreciate your opinions, engagement, and discussions both in and out of class. Last year, Professor Phil Stocken invited us all to his house to have dinner, drinks, and conversation.
The most valuable aspect to Tuck is appreciating the backgrounds of your classmates. A large part of learning here comes from engaging with them, learning from their experiences, sharing your own, and exploring together. At a top business school like Tuck, you know that everyone here has done great things to get here, so find out what they are and what you can learn from them.
Jersey City, N.J.
Yale University, BS, 2009; Geisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth, MD, 2015
Kavli Institute for Neuroscience at Yale University, Research Technician, 2009-10
Negotiations with Professor Judith White.
Healthcare Initiative; Tuck Grooves; MD/MBA Interest Group
For my First-Year Project, I worked with an “intrapreneurial” team within a large pharmaceutical company designing an integrative mobile health care platform that integrates existing consumer health care applications, electronic health records, and even fitness tools to provide a convenient and encompassing health care access portal.
United Arab Emirates Global Insight Expedition
University of Rochester, orthopedic surgery sub-intern
Paul Mango’s guest lecture in my Medical Care and the Corporation course. He provided an insightful and memorable view into how the corporate world is adapting to the realities and pressures in the current U.S. health care system, especially after the Affordable Care Act was implemented; Professor Paul Argenti's Analysis for General Managers course provided the context for my first insights into how to think about solving problems in the business world.
Medical College of Wisconsin Affiliated Hospitals, orthopedic surgery resident physician
I began Tuck with an embarrassingly limited view of how the medical field worked in any non-clinical sense. I knew nothing of medicine's complex business structure, how it fit within the overarching commercial landscape, or how commerce itself worked at all. Tuck transformed me from a narrowly-focused medical student into a confident pre-professional with a worldly business perspective.