Summer Scholars: Meet Josh Jenkins

Name: Joshua Jenkins

Hometown: Bristow, VA

Undergrad: B.S. in Biology with Minor in Biochemistry, Christopher Newport University, Newport News, VA

Hobbies: golf, disc golf, baseball, video games, and adventures with my wife.

What was the name of your project and what was your role in the research?
Research Assistant.
Performance Improvement – Trauma Guidelines and Algorithm Adherence at WakeMed Raleigh with Sarah McIntyre, Trauma Nurse Coordinator

Why did you choose to participate in the Summer Scholars Program?
I decided to participate in summer scholars because resurgent scholarship is the most important tool for the advancement of medicine. I want to be part of something that could improve the bigger picture of patient care.

From this experience, I am learning a significant amount of the inner workings of a hospital setting, Guideline development and improvement of patient care in an acute clinical environment.

Advice to MS-I’s and future medical students: Medical school is just one piece of a long journey. Do not let it be the only thing that defines you. Doing things that make you happy makes all the work worth it.

MS-II Josh Jenkins and his wife.