Candidate, Masters of Bioethics
New York University
Tell us about yourself. How did you come to Tulane?
My name's Marc. I'm from Southern California and arrived at Tulane
because of an application filled out 10 minutes before midnight on the
due date. This led to a letter of acceptance, which led me to visit Tulane
and subsequently fall in love with the university and the city where jazz
was born. It turned out to be a natural fit.
Bachelor of Arts, Spanish 2012
Tulane University, New Orleans, LA
Master of Arts, Bioethics 2014
New York University, New York City, NY anticipated
What do you do?
This past year I returned to Madrid (I studied abroad there my junior year) and taught English, traveled, and learned Italian and French. I wasn't ready for more school and missed Europe. It turned out to be exactly what I needed to refuel my energy, and this August I will be moving to New York to pursue a Master of Arts in Bioethics at New York University while applying to medical school.
How did you get to where you are today?
I ended up where I am by following my intellectual curiosity – and it wasn't always easy.
What are some of the pros of your current position or role?
New opportunities, new people, and a new city.
What are some of the cons?
No income and spending money on a MA and then an MD.
What did you study at Tulane?
I majored in Spanish, completed the premedical curriculum, spent my junior year in Madrid, Spain, and studied piano at the Tulane Music Hall three out of my four undergraduate years.
What insights did you have during your college years?
It’s important to pursue your personal interests passionately – don't do anything that involves the word "should.” It's OK not to know what you want to do with the rest of your life – the most interesting people don't.
What academic advice would you offer incoming students?
Plan ahead on things you think you may want to take advantage of down the road – for example, plan to study abroad for a year, plan to apply to medical school, or plan to explore a wide range of academic options. But then take classes you find interesting with good professors and see where they lead you. I changed my major four times on paper and seven times in my head.
What was your first job after earning your undergraduate degree?
I taught English in Madrid.
Do you have any other recommendations?
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