Dr. Aaron Palmer

Oct 29: Overcoming Obstacles and Becoming a Brain Surgeon

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Aaron Palmer, MD, PGY6
Neurosurgery Resident
Northwestern Feinberg School of Medicine
Saturday, October 29, 2022
11am-12:30pm PST

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Workshop Description:
Are you facing obstacles in your life? Do you think you are far from your dreams? Do you think that your background, circumstances, and where you are from hinder you? Do you want to become a Neurosurgeon and don’t know how?
Then you must attend, and hear Dr. Palmer’s inspiring journey, be inspired, and ask him questions.

About the Speaker:
Dr. Aaron Palmer is a neurosurgeon, educator, and advocate. He is currently completing a neurosurgical residency at Northwestern University in downtown Chicago, IL. His father was the oldest child of Alabama sharecroppers and raised their family of 7 in a 2-bedroom home in inner-city Akron, Ohio. Despite facing constant obstacles related to poverty, Dr. Palmer taught himself to buy, fix, and resell used cars to pay for his college tuition after becoming interested in medicine in search of civil leadership.
Dr. Palmer earned his medical degree at Wright State University Boonshoft School of Medicine in Dayton, OH where he was academically exemplary. By the time he graduated he was inducted into the prestigious Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Society, awarded “medical student of the year” three out of four years, and earned over $130,000 in academic scholarships.
As a Northwestern neurosurgical resident physician, he was recently named as part of the inspiration for a $100,000 donation to train additional neurosurgery residents. Palmer mentors hundreds of students interested in medicine researches disparities in health care and chairs the department’s community engagement committee. These efforts aid his overarching goal to use his platform and resources to uplift his community.
Palmer considers his greatest achievement to be using his journey into medicine to inspire, educate, and advocate for systemic change. Through partnerships with academic institutions, churches, and foundations he has orated speaking events, created health screenings, and developed courses for the homeless. He has been featured on CBS This Morning, The Chicago Tribune, and numerous other publications and social media promotions. Palmer stands as a passionate, determined, and unwavering voice for the underserved and will not be stopped from continuing his father’s work in his community.

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Topic: Overcoming Obstacles and Becoming a Brain Surgeon
When: Oct 29, 2022, 11:00 AM Pacific Time (US and Canada)

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