Dinner with a Doc: Pediatrics, Humanitarianism, and Global Health with Dr. John Lawrence

For this fall’s virtual Dinner with a Doc event, we heard from Dr. John Lawrence over zoom. Dr. Lawrence is a pediatric surgeon, Doctors Without Borders board member, and Dartmouth alum. He spoke about a breadth of topics, including his journey at Dartmouth from a prospective theoretical mathematician to a pre-med student, his experiences as a surgeon abroad, and his advice to current pre-med students. The event was largely guided by questions from the audience, allowing us to hear about topics most interesting to us. Dr. Lawrence closed with his thoughts on the current pandemic and continuing optimism that allows him to stay hopeful and motivated. A huge thank you to Dr. Lawrence for speaking with us and sharing his insights and personal experiences!