Digital Time Capsule

We asked our students to choose 5 words that would define them as physicians.

As you begin your career, what would be the greatest accomplishment you could dream of fulfilling if there were no boundaries?

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Antonio Igbokidi

Antonio Igbokidi

Little Rock, AR | Class of 2024


Growing up in the community I did, dreams never really existed. There was a multitude of intersectional variables that weighed on myself, family, and community. So reaching medical school and becoming a physician was the pinnacle of my “wildest dreams.” Now that I am in spaces I’ve never imagined, I believe that dreams grow and are dynamic, depending on your season in life. My dreams, however wild and audacious they may be, now consist of:

CEO of a non-profit whose goal is to champion health and wellness disparities in underserved communities; Dean of Diversity Affairs at a medical institution to play a role in increasing representation of POC in medicine.

Emma DiFiore

Emma DiFiore

Dallas, TX | Class of 2024


To help implement a healthcare system in our country that allows EVERYONE to attain healthcare – a system that is highly accessible, affordable, equitable, effective, and non-discriminatory.

Kyle Simon

Kyle Simon

Boerne, TX | Class of 2024


My dream, ignoring all boundaries, is to join the ranks of the NASA Astronaut Program as an aerospace physician and astronaut. I hope to be a member of the space medical team addressing health challenges faced by astronauts in micro-gravity and zero-gravity situations and exposed to solar radiation.

Prema Vyas

Prema Vyas

Mission Viejo, CA | Class of 2024


Develop a cure for neurodegenerative diseases such as Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s and Huntington’s disease.

Evan Catton

Evan Catton

Galveston, TX | Class of 2024


I want to start my own company as a physician/engineer to actively innovate on medicine as I practice it. I want to be able to take the knowledge and stories I learn from my personal and clinical interactions and apply them to make an impact on the field as a whole. As the son of a mother with MS, I want to be able to actively work on innovations for those who feel like they cannot escape their diagnosis.