Spencer Raub '20
Biochemistry & History Double Major
University of Washington School of Medicine
Medical Student (MD)
Campus Involvement/Special Programs:
Golf, Lacrosse, SAE, PHSA
Favorite MP/Cooler Food:
Indian food on Meatless Mondays
Best Oxy Class:
Legal and Constitutional History
Groups I Identify With:
As a medical student at UWSOM, I feel a duty to provide quality healthcare to my community. From training as an EMT in Compton, to witnessing insulin rationing, opioid abuse, and suicide, I have had exposure to a variety of experiences providing me the ability to appreciate diverse cultures and the obstacles faced by communities lacking health equity. I am shaped by these experiences, filling my mind and heart with the appreciation and compassion to proactively contribute to equity and inclusion in healthcare. Health equity results from the collaboration and coordination of all healthcare professionals with the surrounding community, and I will champion its spread by participating in under-served communities and actively engaging in compassion, recognition and collaboration within the communities I serve.
There is no one-size-fits-all formula for becoming a physician. The best part about working in the medical field is the vast diversity of individuals and backgrounds that work within it. Your path is your path, do not waste your time comparing yourself to others.