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Stacy Brown ’08

 

Stacy Brown ’08


resident in ob/gyn,
Rush University Medical Center, Chicago

undergraduate major:
Hispanic studies

MD, Boston University, 2013


The days when aspiring doctors took a narrow course of premed studies are past, according to Stacy Brown, a resident in obstetrics and gynecology. “The trend is toward humanities majors in medicine,” she says. Take her experience: The Hispanic studies major says her undergraduate research with a favorite Spanish professor helped develop skills—organization, focus, communication, attention to detail—that are crucial to her work as a doctor. A summer stint doing preventive health in her native New Mexico, supported by a grant from BC, convinced her she was heading in the right direction. “It showed me how well being a Hispanic studies major goes with medicine,” she says. “It really flowed together.”

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