Chase Anderson Reflects on Why He Chose Feinberg

When applying to medical school, Feinberg wasn’t originally Chase Anderson’s first choice. Anderson, now a third-year medical student, said he met two of his current classmates during his group interview, shared contact information and kept in touch afterwards. That exchange was one of the reasons Anderson decided to make Feinberg his top choice.

“The unity and connection I made with my future peers is something that drew me to Feinberg,” he says.

Chase Anderson and classmate Taylor Sutcliffe examine a standardized patient in the Clinical Education Center.

Chase Anderson and classmate Taylor Sutcliffe examine a standardized patient in the Clinical Education Center.

Another reason Anderson chose Feinberg was for the early patient interaction in the curriculum. Before starting his clerkships, Anderson worked one-on-one with an anesthesiologist as part of his Individual Preceptorship.  

“I loved having a mentor who really cared about me and pushed me as well,” Anderson says.

Since starting medical school, Anderson’s proudest moment was being elected class president. As a liaison between the students and education deans, he practices his leadership skills and inspires his peers.

“Being president for my classmates has been a real honor and privilege,” Anderson says. “I think that has been my role as president, to advocate for people and their dreams.”

Anderson is also working to build bridges between students in different class years and is looking forward to seeing where his peers will go in the future.

“I see a lot of potential in all of them and that brings me a lot of joy.”

Chase Anderson

“I think the most rewarding moment was winning class president. When I was younger I never thought someone who was black and gay would win anything."