When Maren Loe was starring for the University of Chicago volleyball team, she believed she got the most done during the playing season. “I don’t know how many other athletes are like this, but a lot of volleyball players felt most productive in the season,” she said. “You had to be more organized with so many constraints on your time.”
That mode has facilitated her pursuit of an MD and PhD through the Medical Scientist Training Program (MSTP) at Washington University. “I am so much more efficient when I am balancing things. I am just like this,” Loe commented.
In addition to studying computational neuroscience, the third-year MD/PhD student is involved in the revision of the Washington University medical school curriculum, 500 Women in Medicine, and recently became a member of the university’s Title IX Advisory Committee.
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