My name is Jonathan Haang and I am a second-year Master of Science in Anesthesia student at Case Western Reserve University in Houston, Texas. I am originally from Cleveland, Ohio and I attended Kent State University where I earned my bachelor's degree in molecular and cellular biology.
I always had an interest in pursuing something in the medical field, but I did not know exactly what I wanted to do until I shadowed a certified anesthesiologist assistant. Immediately following my first shadowing experience, I fell in love with anesthesia and soon applied to the MSA Program. I had initially interviewed at the Cleveland location, but after hearing about everything Houston had to offer I knew I wanted to attend the program in Houston. One of the highlights of the Houston branch is the opportunity to rotate at the largest medical center in the world, Memorial Hermann-Texas Medical Center. I knew I would get exceptional experience in Houston and at MH-TMC, which is considered the busiest trauma hospital in the country.
I am currently working on my cardiac rotation at Baylor St. Luke's Medical Center. During this rotation, we take care of some of the center's sickest patients. The rotation is challenging, but extremely rewarding. Everyday feels like a new learning experience, and everyone I have worked with has been a great teacher.
After graduation, I hope to pursue cardiac anesthesia. During my free time in Houston, I love visiting NASA and eating at my favorite Tex-Mex spot, Torchy's Taco Shop.
About this post: The Student Spotlight series highlights MSA students in their second year of coursework in Cleveland, Houston, and Washington. The series is a student-led initiative, and is designed to share current student experiences with prospective students.