Hi, 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.