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Financial investor trades portfolio for white coat

Adam Goode

Adam Goode's interests are in surgery and cardiology, he started the school's Ultrasound Club andreceived the Daniel and Katina Carusillo VTC School of Medicine Scholarship this year.  When Adam entered the Virginia Tech Carilion School of Medicine in August 2016, he had already been a financial trader and software developer.

“I was interested in both fields, but there was something missing for me,” the UVA graduate said.

That something was the human element, which he found right away as a medical student. Goode was one of nine students at the school who were awarded named scholarships this year. Goode received the Daniel and Katina Carusillo VTC School of Medicine Scholarship, which is awarded annually to two deserving students at the medical school.

Goode is involved in two research projects under the mentorship of T.K. Miller, associate professor of orthopaedic surgery at the Virginia Tech Carilion School of Medicine. In one project, he is focusing on what drives hospital readmissions for orthopaedic patients and the health economics around readmission rates. For the other project, Goode is doing mathematical modeling in the lab of Harald Sontheimer,  also director of the Virginia Tech Carilion Research Institute Center for Glial Biology in Health, Disease, and Cancer. 

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