Cameron is as a volunteer in a clinical internship program at Crossroad Health Center located in Over-the-Rhine in downtown Cincinnati. He currently serves as the Director of Quality Improvement for the program. “I am responsible for identifying what needs should be addressed in the program, how we can better serve the health center, particularly the health care team, and what possible ways we can address them,” he said. “I love working there, gaining interaction with patients, doctors, medical assistants, and nurses. I am able to see first-hand what health care technology is doing for a primary care team and I get to find and address other needs at the level of delivering care to the people that need it.”
He is also the former president of the Biomedical Engineering Society at UC and a recipient of the Choose Ohio First Scholarship Program within CEAS. The scholarship is part of the National Science Foundation’s STEM Talent Expansion Program. “We dedicate time to encouraging young students to get excited about a STEM-related discipline. I love getting to work with young students on fun math and science projects through things like UC’s Engineer for a Day and the Summer Engineering Institute,” he said. “As a recipient of the Choose Ohio First Scholarship, I am lucky enough to spend hours talking about science and performing experiments with elementary and high school students.”
When asked what advice he would like to lend to fellow students he said, “Discover what you are passionate about and make it a part of everything you do and try to get some academic research experience – it will set you apart from the crowd, no matter what your plans are after you graduate.”
Cameron is excited about his future plans. “I am getting married to the best person in the world and I am looking forward to going to medical school.” His wedding is slated for June 8 and he has been accepted into the University of Cincinnati medical school. His classes begin in August 2014.