Hi, I’m Roy Handelsman. I’m a first year medical student at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine. I graduated from University of California, Santa Barbara in 2012 where I studied Computer Engineering and took a course load emphasis in pre-medicine.
I’m often asked, “why computer engineering if you’re going into medicine?”
Well, why not? Since my childhood, I’ve been passionate about computers but I’m also driven to medicine. While a majority of physicians generally practice clinical medicine, some do so while also researching diseases and treatments. Engineers, on the other hand, generally work on projects advancing the technology around us. Although computer technology is already a big part of modern medical treatment, it’s really only hit the surface in potential. There’s so much more today’s technology can do to assist in medicine. So why not combine my two interests into a specialty in hopes of creating something beneficial?
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