- Brown Alpert Medical School
- Duke University
Rory grew up just outside Seattle, Washington. He was the editor-in-chief of his high school newspaper and valedictorian of his class. He went on to Duke University, where he majored in Neuroscience and minored in Chemistry and Philosophy. At Duke, Rory was awarded a highly competitive summer research fellowship, and graduated with distinction after completing published research on the biochemical components that affect neurodegeneration in Alzheimer’s disease. He also began an undergraduate neuroscience research journal, and expanded it to multiple colleges across the US. He spent many hours volunteering at Duke’s Emergency Room, and shadowing several physicians at the hospital.
After college, Rory worked for several years as an analyst in a large health care consulting and researching firm in DC, where he gained business experience in the US health care sector. He now attends Brown University Medical School, where he has led a specialty interest group, pre-clinical elective, among other things. Rory finds teaching and mentoring as one of the most satisfying activities he does. He understands the amount of work, dedication, and focus it takes to get into medical and be a successful student, and finds much joy in passing down his wisdom and advice to fellow aspiring physicians.