A third-year medical student in the
Medical Scientist Training Program
, Anthony Gacita completed the first two years of medical school and this year started his PhD studying the genetic basis of cardiomyopathy. Gacita helped organize the release of the medical school's first
, a voluntary public roster of faculty, staff and students who identify as LGBT, and
, a public and voluntary listing of members of the Feinberg community who support and promote the wellbeing of LGBT community members.
Why did you choose Feinberg?
When I came to visit, I loved the location of Feinberg and where it was within the city. While visiting, I thought the students I met and the people in the MSTP office were really great to work with and nice.
What aspects of the curriculum have you liked best?
The professors and module leaders are very engaged and concerned with our learning, as well as open to questions. I remember I had a question during the cardiology unit, and I emailed the professor. He responded immediately, and I was impressed he took the time to email me and give individualized feedback.
What are your classmates like?
Everyone has something about them that makes him or her so interesting. Every time that I talk to someone I'm blown away by what they are doing outside of class, whether it is a research project or bringing humanitarian aid to a developing country. It's amazing to see what everyone can do.