December 5, 2011 5:45 AM
When Mike Bosworth decided he wanted to go to medical school, it wasn’t just about the education — it was about what he could give back. A second-year student at Tulane University School of Medicine, Bosworth is not only passionate about medicine but about creating a better world. He benefits from the “adopt-a-student” program.
Originally from Massachusetts, Bosworth was part of the Tulane undergraduate “Katrina” class. When deciding on a medical school, New Orleans’ post-Katrina vibrancy and the Tulane message of community activism was what sold him.
Bosworth says that not many medical schools are focused on public service. “Tulane wants you to embrace the community and become immersed in it because that is where your patients are from,” he says.
Recently Bosworth, along with other medical students, helped build a community garden in New Orleans. His passion for community-based health care took him to Guatemala where he spent a summer learning first hand how the medical system works in a different country.
Bosworth is a top student and class president, participates on the first-year curriculum committee and is an active member of the Owl Club and the Tulane Wilderness Interest Group. He also won the Morris and Goldie Mintz Memorial Award in Structural and Cellular Biology.
The “adopt-a-student” scholarship was founded by Dr. Hyman Tolmas, who graduated from Tulane medical school in 1945. Bosworth says that scholarships help students like him worry less about loan debt and focus on becoming better physicians.
“This scholarship has allowed me the freedom to broaden my thoughts about what field I want to pursue. My focus is more on how I can help patients versus what I can make,” says Bosworth.
To learn more about the donors giving to student scholarships and other programs throughout Tulane University, visit the Donor Honor Roll.
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