Biochem Major and Soccer Player Finds Perfect Fit with Sports Medicine Career
Medicine and sports have been part of Lauren Greene’s life since her youth in Ontario, Canada.
She attended Seton Hill on a soccer scholarship, earning a biochemistry degree, then added an unexpected third element to her career plans when she entered Ross University School of Medicine on the Caribbean island of Dominica.
During her first week there, she met her future husband, Ryan.
“My husband also attended a small liberal arts school, Holy Cross, and we both feel that we received the individual attention and the curriculum that prepared us for medical school.”
“We both had only medical school on our minds,” but fate intervened, Greene says.
Ross’ accelerated program compresses the first two years of study into 16 months.
“It’s a beautiful place, but we didn’t have a lot of free time to enjoy it because our course work was so intense,” Greene says.
That the small class size compared to Seton Hill was a plus, she says: “My husband also attended a small liberal arts school, Holy Cross, and we both feel that we received the individual attention and the curriculum that prepared us for medical school.”
As part of her current fellowship work in sports medicine, she’ll be on the sidelines to treat players at Detroit Red Wings hockey and Detroit Tigers baseball games.
Specializing in sports medicine was “a no-brainer” for her, Greene says. But after a family medicine rotation she loved, she hopes to combine the two.
Seton Hill’s young alumni are making their mark on the world through their work in science and healthcare, finance and business, industry, entertainment and service to those in need. The Fall/Winter 2019 edition of Seton Hill’s Forward magazine featured 30 of these alumni, all under the age of 30. You can find all of their stories here on Seton Hill’s site (just look for the “30 Under 30” icon).