First Advisor

Chamberlin, Stacy


Miller, Amanda


Regis College

Degree Name



Regis College Senior Honors Program

Document Type

Thesis - Open Access



Number of Pages

73 pages


The field of academic medicine has a unique triple mission of providing excellent clinical care to patients, driving life-changing research, and educating the next generation of physicians. As an aspiring doctor, I wanted to learn more about academic medicine to help determine if I want to pursue this path. I interviewed two leading doctors in both research and medicine to more fully understand the pros and cons of a career in this field. As I listened to their stories, I began to understand how the three-part mission of academic medicine truly pushes you to be on the cutting edge. In the pages that follow, you will find biographies of Dr. Grayck and Dr. Delaney with specific focus on the experiences that led them to academic medicine. I then describe my experience working in Dr. Grayck's lab and present the findings from my research. Throughout, I explore how pursuing a career in academic medicine can help the physician to seek the magis and live out their calling in medicine.

Date of Award

Spring 2016

Location (Creation)

Denver, Colorado

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