Nick Martin

Hometown: Chelmsford, MA
Major: Health Science, Minor: Biology
College: Bouve College of Health Sciences

What was you favorite Honors class?

My favorite Honors class was definitely HONR 3310, Contemporary Issues of Substance Abuse, which I took in the Spring of 2014. This course was taught by Pharmacology Professor Dr. Carol Paronis, and gave great insight into both the physical and social issues that affect drug use and drug taking behavior. It really reflected what was happening in the community around us, and with the current heroin epidemic going on in Massachusetts I am definitely thankful for the knowledge I gained through this course.

During your time at Northeastern, what experiences shaped who you are today as a graduating senior?

One of the most important aspects of a Northeastern education is the opportunity to engage in cooperative education. For my first co-op in 2013, I lived at home with my parents and worked 45+ hours a week at an orthopedic clinic in Peabody, Massachusetts. While I learned so much about health, medicine, and orthopedics, some of the most important lessons were more about life and professionalism. Taking time away from class and working in a professional setting taught me the value of hard work and what it would take to continue in a career in medicine. Plus, working every day and coming home at the same time as my parents made me truly appreciate how much they did and do for me to help make this education possible. This experience allowed me to mature and when I came back to class at Northeastern, I was motivated to succeed. As a graduating senior, I feel prepared for whatever will be next thanks to the lessons learned and my time spent at Northeastern.

What is your best memory from being a part of the Honors Program?

While I have been fortunate to have many memorable moments in the Honors Program, one of my favorite experiences was my time spent at the Honors Leadership Institute. During this two day experience, I challenged myself on a ropes course, learned valuable leadership skills from a member of the FBI, identified my own personal strengths and weaknesses, and met friends I still have to this day. This program really spoke to both the educational and community building opportunities the Honors Program provides, and I was very fortunate to attend.

Where are you headed after you graduate?

After I graduate, I plan to attend University of Massachusetts Medical School. I am definitely looking forward to starting the next chapter in my life and building on what I learned at Northeastern and in the Honors Program on my way to becoming a physician.