Guy Raz is a is a 4th year medical student at the University of Iowa’s Carver College of medicine. He was born in Offenbach, Germany and lived in several countries and US states before attaining his bachelor of science in Biology from Arizona State University. In 2011 , with the help of a Dean’s Merit Scholarship and several private scholarships, Guy was able to join the Hawkeye fold for his medical education.
During his time at the university Guy excelled academically, achieving honors in his course work and receiving top marks in nationwide medical licensing exams. He engaged with on campus research opportunities, presenting at national conferences and publishing in multiple peer-reviewed journals. He has been elected to multiple student government positions, and founded a new student interest group in Cardiothoracic Surgery where students are given the unique opportunity to implant real prosthetic valves in pig hearts.
Guy is currently applying for residencies in General Surgery across the country. He intends to pursue a career in academic medicine, a decision that comes with many financial considerations. Guy credits the scholarships he received at the University of Iowa for providing him the ability to pursue a path where he hopes to become one of the future leaders of the field.