A TEEN’S TAKE: Angela Falgoust on Career MD at Tulane

Angela Falgoust
Angela Falgoust

“The program exceeded my expectations as we were able to engage in hands-on simulated medical practices on life-like mannequins. We were able to see how (doctors) train as well as experience the many different and varied areas in medicine, which opened my eyes to fields I had yet to even consider such as pediatrics from my time with (Career MD) in the pediatric ICU.”

Age: 17

School: St. Michael the Archangel High School, senior

Parents: Edward and Ellen Falgoust

FAVORITES:

Book: “Tell No One” by Harlan Coben (“Summer reading that I actually ended up really enjoying.”)

TV show: “House”

Movie: “Chitty Chitty Bang Bang”

Music: “Anything upbeat”

Hangout: “The bowling alley”

Role model: Her Maw Maw and other close relatives that have passed such as her Paw Paw, uncle and great uncle. “I strive to succeed and achieve my goals academically, in bowling and in regards to medical school because of them and for them.”

Extra: Angela Falgoust is the youngest of 32 grandchildren. She was one of 30 students to attend the Career MD program at the Tulane University Medical School, where teens spend a day in the life of a medical student. She plans to go to Tulane as a pre-med student in the fall. As a member of the St. Michael bowling team, she won an individual state title in April, was First Team All-District and was District MVP.

William Taylor

Assistant People editor