Bailey O'Connor

If you are interested in meeting with Bailey, please email, indicating the name of the peer mentor you wish to meet with.

Bailey O'ConnorHi, my name is Bailey O’Connor. I grew up in Medford, Oregon playing soccer and spending most of my time outdoors. However, I decided to leave behind the small-town culture to pursue a degree in Biochemistry at SPU. Ever since high school, I knew I wanted to explore a career that involved my love/aptitude for science as well as incorporated my compassion and desire to work directly and intimately with people, which I found through medicine. In particular, I have felt pulled to surgery and pediatric medicine. Throughout my undergraduate studies, I shadowed in several different fields of medicine, volunteered at Community Dinners which serves food to primarily homeless individuals, and took advantage of research opportunities offered through my Molecular Biology course. I graduated early from SPU following Fall quarter of my senior year and began to work as a medical scribe/MA-R at CityMD Urgent Care. I still work in this position and have gained countless hours of exposure to medicine as well as gained immense patient interaction skills. I am currently in the process of applying to MD programs to matriculate into the class of 2020. As a first-generation college student pursuing a career as a physician, mentorship was extremely important to me as others helped guide me in the direction I needed to go. I hope that I am able to provide the same sense of guidance and encouragement to help college students achieve their full potential and understand the options they have.

I am free Mondays and Tuesday.