How the liberal arts prepared one grad for medicine

A self-professed science geek, Anand Chukka arrived at Washington University eager to prepare for a career in medicine. As a December degree candidate, he has accomplished just that. He majored in biochemistry in Arts & Sciences; conducted medical research in labs in St. Louis, Boston and San Francisco; and serves as co-president of GlobeMed. But he also majored in American culture studies, a decision that reaffirmed his passion for medicine and positions him to be a better doctor.

Losing a sister, saving a life

Since founding Student Organ Donation Advocates, senior Sara Miller has trained 50 volunteers and hosted 30 events including registration drives, conversations with bioethicists, and panels with medical researchers and with donors. But this fall, she welcomed a very special organ recipient — the schoolteacher who received her big sister’s liver.