College: Herbert Wertheim College of Medicine
Chase Mallory recounts an important lesson he learned in medical school-what the physician thinks is important may not be the patient’s top priority. He also learned that while doctors are often eager to teach, the art of listening is just as important to provide holistic and compassionate care.
When COVID-19 locked down South Florida, Chase understood that for many people, the virus was not their only concern. As community director of the FIU Rotaract Chapter, he helped organize a student drive that raised funds to help underserved families with food insecurity. He spearheaded the Miami Homeless Telehealth Initiative, which provided regular calls to homeless individuals temporarily quarantined to assess their health needs.
Chase excelled academically and as a leader of his student cohort. He received four academic scholarships, published 13 research articles, presented his work at conferences nationally and internationally, and was inducted into the AOA Medical Honor Society. He also served as vice president of his class, led the Health Policy and Advocacy Committee of the Florida Medical Association, and co-founded the Urology Interest Group.
Urology is one of the most competitive specialties in medicine. Chase, however,landed a coveted urology residency at the University of Florida, his undergraduate alma mater. He is excited to return to Gainesville with his girlfriend and fellow classmate Samantha Rodriguez, who will also train there, in pediatrics.