Alexander Paap

Alexander Paap

(Student Graduation Year: 2021)

I grew up in Highlands Ranch, CO, which is a suburb of Denver. Even though I loved everything about Colorado, I decided to switch things up and take on a new challenge for college by attending the University of Virginia to pursue a B.S. in Biomedical Engineering. Outside of the classroom I was involved in the Catholic Student Ministry, which taught me the true power of relationship, and by extension the true impact of service to the community when it is fundamentally relational. These values were strongly confirmed in me through domestic mission trips to Ohio and Georgia as a student, as well as work with the Missionaries of Charity in Kolkata (Calcutta), India following graduation.

After returning from India I spent a year working as a scribe in the UVA Emergency Department, followed by another year as a scribe in the UVA Family Medicine Clinic. In the Family Medicine Clinic I experienced firsthand the fulfillment that comes from the long-term relationships that are built with patients, as well as the deep sense of connection to the community that a career in primary care provides. These experiences have convicted my desire to pursue a residency in either Family Medicine or General Internal Medicine in the future.

In my free time I enjoy playing guitar and piano (I especially love anything by Chopin), golfing, skiing, supporting Tottenham Hotspur Football Club, and enjoying the outdoors.