INScope features our own Shane Dorsey
A graduate of Indianapolis Public Schools and a lifelong Hoosier, Shane Dorsey successfully completed IUSM’s Master of Science in Medical Science program, earned a B.A. in chemistry and will receive his white coat on Friday, Aug. 7, thereby becoming an official MS1. Shane is passionate about caring for underserved populations and providing health care for everyone – regardless of background.
What inspired you to study medicine?
I grew up in an underserved area of Indianapolis and saw that there was a need for better health care in my area. I am interested in working with medically underserved populations and getting these individuals the health care they need. My mother also has multiple sclerosis, which further influenced me to pursue medicine.
Do you have a specialty in mind?
Right now, I’m interested in emergency medicine.
Why did you pick the IU School of Medicine?
I’m from Indiana and wanted to stay close to home. I also received a scholarship for my tuition.
Where did you attend undergrad and what was your major?
Indiana University – Bloomington; bachelor's degree in chemistry
What does the White Coat Ceremony mean to you?
To me, the white coat represents a willingness to treat any individual in need, no matter his/her social, educational or economic status. It also exudes a sense of trustworthiness and understanding of differences.
What are your hobbies and interests outside of medicine?
I love to read and I’m currently teaching myself Spanish.