Merit Scholar Profiles: Lauren
Athens, Greece, Summer 2016
Indiana University class of 2018
Supply Chain Management, Pre-med
Hutton Honors College, Business Honors Program, Founder's Scholar
Hutton Honors Council Association Pre-Health Council, Undergraduate Research Assistant, Timmy Global Health, Alpha Phi Sorority
why did you choose the atlantis fellowship?
I choose to participate in the Atlantis Fellowship because it was the perfect balance between learning and exploring. I was dying to travel abroad, and this opportunity gave me the ability to experience Greece while shadowing in amazing hospitals.
HOW IS THE ATLANTIS PROJECT UNIQUE?
The Atlantis Project offers an experience unlike any other because of the planning and research that has gone into the Fellowship. It was so organized and the excursions allowed us as Fellows to get a real feel of the culture.
DESCRIBE THE ATLANTIS PROJECT IN THREE WORDS:
Breath-taking. Exploration. Life-changing.
WHAT WAS YOUR FAVORITE EXPERIENCE AS AN ATLANTIS FELLOW?
Having the opportunity to be in the operation room for multiple surgeries from lung tumor removal to knee replacement was my absolute favorite part of the Fellowship. It solidified my desire to be a doctor even more than I thought was possible.
WHAT WAS THE MOST MEANINGFUL ASPECT OF YOUR TIME SHADOWING?
Interacting with the doctors was the most meaningful aspect because they had so much knowledge and advice to offer. They were truly excited for the Fellows to shadow them and to get the opportunity to teach us about their career.
What are your post-grad plans?
I plan to attend medical school and enroll in a MD/MBA program where I can pursue my passions for both business and medicine.
HOW HAS THE ATLANTIS PROJECT equipped you for active leadership in the medical field?
The Atlantis Fellowship gave me the confidence and desire to actively pursue a leadership position in the medical field. Being in the hospital setting really showed me how big of a responsibility and leadership role the doctors take in their everyday work.