Colby Passaro is a 4th year medical student at the University of Tennessee Health Sciences Center. He graduated from Vanderbilt University with a bachelor’s degree in Subaltern Studies. Colby worked in community organizing as a campaign director for Grassroots Campaigns before returning to Vanderbilt to do community-based clinical research and complete an MPH in Global Health. His international research has been centered around the prevention of infectious disease in vulnerable populations in Latin America, specifically Argentina and Peru. He is a fluent Spanish-speaker.
Colby is applying to Emergency Medicine for residency. His clinical interests include the social determinants of health, community-engaged research, and quality improvement projects for better patient outcomes. He would also like to expand his knowledge of public policy in order to better understand the ways in which public health research and programming intersect and can impact the community at large.
The priority application deadline is Friday, January 25th, 2019.