MD-PhD Alumnus Interview

Dr. Dick Wardrop is a graduate of Virginia Tech and later, the Ohio State University College of Medicine and Public Health.  He currently works as a Professor of Medicine and Pediatrics within the Department of Medicine at the University of Mississippi School of Medicine.

View question-by-question responses at the included links below.

1. What led to your interest in pursuing an MD-PhD vs. just an MD or just a PhD?  For those of our students who aren’t sure which route to take, what advice would you give? 

Question 1 Video

2. What do you enjoy most about your work in academic medicine?

Question 2 Video

3. I saw that you recently completed a diversity and inclusion champions training, which is wonderful.  What were the key takeaways and how do you employ them in your day-to-day work?  

Question 3 Video

4. Would you like to share any words of wisdom about the application process or personal statements with our future applicants?  And, is there anything that you wish you would you have known ahead of time?  

Question 4 Video

5. How do you balance the demands of your work with additional obligations in your life? 

Question 5 Video

6. What obstacles did you overcome in your career journey?  How did you overcome them?

Question 6 Video

7. What sorts of experiences do you perceive as especially important for students on a pre-health path?

Question 7 Video


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