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Presented By: LSA Opportunity Hub

Alum Connection: Medicine and Beyond with Dr. Tyler Barrett

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Dr. Tyler Barrett
Exploring the possibility of a career in medicine? LSA alum Dr. Tyler Barrett joins us to help you think through the decision process on applying to medical school, as well as alternative career paths one might consider. With a speciality in emergency services and opioid treatments, Dr. Barrett will share his experiences and provide insights that may inform your decision to pursue a career in medicine as a clinician, research scientist, administrator, or one of many other important professional roles. He will also share his tips for how best to translate your undergraduate experience onto paper for a future medical school application. If you’re looking for a medicine-adjacent career, Dr. Barrett will also offer expertise and learnings into the areas of administration, research, publishing, and private consulting.


About Dr. Tyler Barrett
Dr. Tyler W. Barrett serves as the executive medical director for emergency services and professor of emergency medicine at Vanderbilt University. Dr. Barrett’s clinical goals are optimizing efficient and appropriate patient care, quality improvement, opioid stewardship, opioid dependence treatment, multidisciplinary patient care pathways, and reimbursement related issues. His research goals are to improve the emergency department (ED) treatment of patients with opioid use disorder, increase use of non-opioid analgesia, management of venous thromboembolism, and risk stratification of ED patients with atrial fibrillation.

He co-chairs the Vanderbilt University Medical Center Controlled Substances Quality Oversight Committee and chairs the Vanderbilt Committee on Opioid Monitoring and Stewardship. He was supported as principal investigator by a NHLBI K23 award. Dr. Barrett is currently funded through federal and state grants related to opioid use disorder treatment and educating prescribers on optimal opioid stewardship. Dr. Barrett serves as an Emergency Medicine Team Physician for the Nashville Predators, served on the Nashville Youth Hockey League Board of Directors from 2014-2022, and is actively involved in promoting education about the dangers of opioids among student-athletes. He authored the USA Hockey Player Safety Program “Opioid Fact Check” and “E-cigarette “Vaping” Fact Check” educational materials.


You should attend this session if you are:
-An undergraduate U-M LSA student
-Interested in white coat medicine, and sub-specialities like emergency medicine or opioid treatments
-Thinking about applying to medical school after you graduate from LSA
-Looking for other career paths within healthcare and medicine like medical consulting


What you’ll gain by attending:
-Make a valuable connection with a successful LSA alum ready to help you navigate the medical school application process
-Get ideas for how to build a career in medicine outside of traditional white coat medicine
-Gain tips and tricks for building communities and networks past your LSA degree


RSVP NOW to be part of the conversation. This conversation is available in person and virtually. Please RSVP in the applicable link.

The Opportunity Hub aims to deliver inclusive and accessible experiences and welcomes all LSA students to participate. This event is on the 1st floor of a wheelchair accessible building which includes wheelchair-accessible restrooms on the 1st floor, a gender-inclusive and accessible restroom on the 1st floor, places to sit or stand during the event, and accessible parking options nearby on Maynard Street. The LSA Opportunity Hub can email materials ahead of time to virtual participants as well. To request other accommodations please contact Sairah Husain at sairah@umich.edu or 734-763-4674 so we can make arrangements.

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