Profiles of Success
Katy ApplinNU 2010 - B.S. Mechanical Engineering; Wake Forest University School of Medicine, Class of 2015
What led to your interest in a career in medicine? Who or what inspired you?
I originally thought I wanted to be a mechanical engineer. After a couple of co-ops in the field, I realized that I didn’t like the idea of spending most of my time working behind a desk. It was at that time that I began to seriously consider medicine. It had all of the challenging aspects that were offered with engineering; however, it was much more interpersonal. Read more…