Scott Wilder, DO
Friday, September 16, 2022
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Do you think being a father will hinder your ability to start your premed journey? Do you think that starting in your 30’s is too late? Do you think having two young children means it’s too late to be a premed student or start medical school?
Then come and meet Dr. Wilder, who started his journey to medicine in his 30’s traveled around the country, and now has returned to California to start his practice in Emergency Medicine at Kaiser Fresno.
About the Speaker:
It was a constellation of life events that catalyzed an exit from mortgage banking in his mid-late twenties. Dr. Wilder had built a strong resume working at three of the nation’s largest mortgage banks, rapidly promoted without a formal education, but grew increasingly dissatisfied with the day-to-day work as a self-proclaimed idealist feeling detached from real-world problems. Years of internalized feelings of untapped potential came to a head when he was confronted with a historic US housing crisis and a cancer diagnosis in his young wife. That season of unrest birthed an awakening that prompted a radical change of course. He left behind a burgeoning career path to start all over, enrolling in Consumnes River College as a first-generation college student to explore the unknown of higher education and medicine. He successfully transferred to UC Davis and completed his degree in two years.
Over a decade has passed since he and his family took that audacious leap, and while it has been a long and circuitous journey — from California to Alabama, to New Jersey, and now back home in the Golden State — he can appreciate how a large cache of life experience equipped him to thrive in his new vocation. Each experience broadened his worldview, enhancing his ability to understand, relate, and connect with others, and fulfill a calling of service in the field of emergency medicine.
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Topic: From Fatherhood to Community College and Emergency Medicine
When: September 16, 2022, 5:00 PM Pacific Time (US and Canada)