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Daniel Thomas

Daniel Thomas

Class of 2021

Danny studied at Indiana University-Bloomington, where he earned his BS in Biology and Spanish in 2013. He then served as a Peace Corps Volunteer in Njinikom,Cameroon, where he taught science at a secondary school, and regularly engaged in literacy and HIV-related projects, conducting HIV education, screening, and supportive services. He also worked at a local hospital, where he assisted with patient care and provided translation of Pidgin for American and European physicians. Prior to starting medical school, Danny worked in cardiology research at Yale University School of Medicine. 

“As a Returned Peace Corps Volunteer, I was interested in a medical school that would provide the opportunity to become a physician capable of effectively serving communities throughout the world. I was attracted to GW’s Scholarly Concentration program and, in particular, the Global Health concentration, to be able to engage in projects, electives, and medical missions in various developing countries. I knew that attending medical school at GW in the nation’s capital would allow me to work with medically underserved individuals from across the globe, and provide me with opportunities to use and strengthen my linguistic, research, and clinical skills, while being able to learn about and potentially engage in – the shaping of public policy.”