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Scott Carver
Medical Student
Medical College of Wisconsin

Scott received his Bachelor of Science in Biology, Magna Cum Laude, and a Minor in Chemistry from the University of Utah. He is now completing his MD training at the Medical College of Wisconsin after which he will begin his residency in anesthesiology in preparation for a career in academic pediatrics or cardiac anesthesiology. Scott enjoys the mixture of procedural medicine and application of physiology and pharmacy that accompany surgical cases.

How has your participation in the Bioscience Program had an impact on your career?
Medicine is science. Everyday clinicians are involved in basic bench-work research or clinical research. Today's field of medicine is focused more and more on evidence based medicine rather than empiric or experience based treatments. The Bioscience Undergraduate Research Program lays the foundation for reading, presenting and doing research that becomes part of everyday life as a clinician regardless of the career you choose.

What advice would you give current students who aspire to follow a similar career path?
Having academic passions along with a life-balance outside of work is both healthy and will set you apart. Additionally, try to get paid for research (Enter The Bioscience Undergraduate Research Program again); it will clear up work-time to enable you to focus that time on your projects which translates into better/ faster results and more publications. Lastly, apply to medical schools early- it makes a huge difference in who gets accepted and who does not.

What accomplishments are you most proud of (professionally and/or personally)?
The Bioscience Undergraduate Research Program enabled me to do research and enrich my learning beyond the lecture hall. I was able to actively participate and assist in the publication of 2 papers in the field of neuroanatomy and embryology. This accomplishment was brought up in multiple medical school and residency interviews and I have no doubt opened multiple doors.

Secondly, I have focused on teaching upon receiving my undergraduate degree. I have tutored for the Bioscience High School Summer Research Program and Anatomy with Professor Mark Nielsen. In medical school I tutored the anatomy course and an USMLE prep course for medical boards. My anesthesia residency will also enable me to teach medical students rotating though the operating rooms and as I eventually enter my career in academic medicine, teaching residents.

My greatest personal accomplishment is convincing my wife to marry me and trust that I can raise a kid safely. We now have a very busy 7 month old boy who has no injuries... yet.

What do you enjoy doing with your free time?  Family?  Hobbies?  Interests?
I enjoy spending time with my wife and baby boy. I also enjoy photography, skiing- as much as I can, climbing, and college football.

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