Engineering Major Named One of Six Salutatorians

Dartmouth News

June 8, 2018

By Charlotte Albright

Four valedictorians and six salutatorians have been named by the College this year. ... Salutatorians, earning no less than a 3.99 grade point average, are Julie Becher ’18, Caterina Florissi ’18, Arielle Isaacson ’18, Kevin Kang ’18, Hung Duy Nguyen ’18, and Jonathan Rost ’18.

Kevin Kang

Kevin Kang ’18 

Hometown: Erie, Pa. 

Major: Biomedical Engineering

Post-graduate plans: Enroll in the Geisel School of Medicine in fall 2018

“Even before starting college, I knew I wanted to go into medicine. What excited me was the chance to gain a better understanding of how my passions for technology and medicine could be integrated in a career. Being admitted to the Geisel School of Medicine early, through the Biomedical Engineering Early Assurance Program, has been challenging, but the time doing research into cancer therapy at Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center has offered an invaluable real-world perspective on the world of biomedicine. Receiving the 2017 Goldwater Scholarship also helped solidify my decision to become a research physician. I plan to pursue some type of surgical specialty, which would allow me to incorporate medical device design into my medical practice. Extracurricular opportunities have also shaped my education. I was editor-in-chief of the Dartmouth Undergraduate Journal of Science and, all four years, a tutor for the Tutor Clearinghouse in math, engineering, biology, chemistry, and physics. I also helped lead Dartmouth’s Pre-Health Society and the Nathan Smith Society, which serves students in health professions. Leadership and teaching skills are important to a medical career, and I am fortunate to have had those opportunities both inside and outside the classroom.” 

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