Aaron Wallace
Aaron Wallace
Music, Psychology
Current Job:
M.D. Candidate at Emory University School of Medicine
Current City:
Atlanta, Ga.
High School:
William H. Hall High School, West Hartford, Conn.
Post Graduation:
Lab technician, Harvard Medical School, Lab manager, University of Vermont Medical School, Student, Emory University School of Medicine
Activities while at Skidmore:
DJ, WSPN, Study abroad, Monash University, Melbourne, Australia, Senior recital, Music Department

Quick Pitch

Never forget how lucky you are to be at Skidmore College. Never again will you be surrounded by so many creative, talented, enthusiastic peers, teachers, staff, and community members. Take advantage of the Skidmore community while in college as well as after graduation. Skidmore prepared me well for a diverse set of careers, but it was through the Skidmore alumni community that I was able to so quickly change paths and end up where I am today. Never give up on your passions. Skidmore makes it easy to nurture a diverse number of interests, but this will become increasingly difficult after graduation. Keep up with all of your hobbies (both academic and non-academic) and don't be afraid to take a chance on something new!


I grew up in West Hartford, Conn., and graduated from Skidmore College in 2012 with a B.A. in music and psychology. My first job after graduation was giving Segway tours out of the Museum of Science in Boston. While working there I took my first biology course at the Harvard Extension School and began thinking about a career in medicine. I then started volunteering at Boston Health Care for the Homeless (BHCHP), as well as in an Allergy and Immunology Research Lab at Harvard Medical School. Once I had some experience, I was given a full-time job at the lab and worked there for a year and a half while taking pre-medical courses, shadowing physicians, and volunteering at BHCHP.

In the summer of 2014 I moved to Burlington, Vt., where I worked as the laboratory manager of a pulmonology lab at the University of Vermont Medical School. I enrolled at Emory University School of Medicine (EUSOM) in July 2016. Outside of classes, I am the president of the EUSOM Journal Club, vice president of the EUSOM Osler Society, and class representative of the EUSOM Medical Education Leadership Team. I play saxophone in the Emory Jazz Combo, and have a pet turtle!