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LeGrand Rogers
Emergency Medicine Resident Physician
Yale School of Medical

LeGrand Rogers

LeGrand received his Medical Doctorate from the University of Utah School of Medicine, his Bachelor of Arts in Biology from the University of Utah, and his Associate of Science Degree from Dixie State College.  LeGrand is now an Emergency Medicine Resident Physician at Yale School of Medicine.  He enjoys that Emergency Medicine melds together the two paradigms he loves most: treating acute ailments of the critically ill, and exploring the human condition. He values being able to help people from every walk of life during a time of dire need.

How has your participation in the Bioscience Program had an impact on your career?
The instruction in Basic Lab Techniques Course, the financial support, and the networking assistance with lab placement was invaluable. However, the greatest asset of the program is the weekly presentations. It is during these sessions that you learn to think critically about the scientific process, discuss sound practice with your peers, and field questions about your own work. I use skills learned during those sessions to this day.

What advice would you give current students who aspire to follow a similar career path?
The road to practicing science of any field professionally is long and arduous. Focus on the immediate task at hand, even if it means just getting through the day, and give it everything you’ve got. All else will fall into place.

What accomplishments are you most proud of (professionally and/or personally)?
Professionally, I am most grateful for gaining recognition as a scientist, medical professional, and writer; however, it is the resolve to stay the course and heed the guidance and encouragement of mentors at the University of Utah that brings me the most pride. Personally, I am most proud and humbled as a father of two energetic, curious and endlessly entertaining children. I also aspire to obtain the patience, resilience and zeal for life of my wife.

What do you enjoy doing with your free time?  Family?  Hobbies?  Interests?
As a resident, I have no free time. But I squeeze in time with my family biking, hiking, camping and finding any excuse to be outdoors.


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