By Zach Wang ’13, NNM Alum
I am currently working as a research fellow at Midwest Orthopaedics at Rush! It has definitely been a challenging year so far but I love my team and the projects I am getting to work on. Some of my responsibilities include managing prospective clinical trials by enrolling new patients, tracking all data collection, data analysis, and preparation for writing and presentation. In addition to clinical duties, I assist in data collection and analysis for retrospective studies, IRB submissions, and composition of manuscripts, book chapters, review articles, and surgical technique videos.
I am very fortunate to be excited about a lot going on currently. Just being back in Chicago and having the opportunity to hang out with old friends (most who went to NNM actually) is something I love and definitely don’t take for granted. I also have a little brother who is almost 3 who I love hanging out with. Excited to watch him grow up and even attend Near North one day!
I love to cook. Trying new recipes and making food for friends and family is something that definitely excites me.
Keeping focused is hard at times. But one of my goals is getting into medical school. So I have that in the back of my mind, which is pushing me to stay focused.
My first memory from Near North has to be when I was a napper in Wendy’s class, as I would watch through the glass doors to where the stay-uppers would hang.
And something I took from my time at Near North? Sociability! Being comfortable and confident to talk to people of different backgrounds and ages was something NNM emphasized and is something I have carried with me over the years.