Health Professions Advising Office (HPAO)
University of Mississippi

Parker Brewster

Parker Brewster

Pre-medical Student from Jackson, MS


Why did you decide to pursue this health profession? I have wanted to be a doctor for as long as I can remember! I remember having (and still do) this fear, not that I would die, but that I would die without changing the world in some large way. My hope is that pursuing medicine will allow me the opportunity for that breakthrough!

Major: Biomedical Engineering (PhD)

Why did you choose this major? I chose to pursue a PhD in biomedical engineering because, in addition to loving medicine and the idea of being a doctor, I love innovation and the pursuit of better medical devices/formulations.

How has HPAO helped you on your pre-health journey? HPAO has helped me in more ways than I could convey. These guys are absolutely phenomenal. I am most thankful for the opportunity to meet with younger healthcare pursuers and impart some advice. The HPAO advisors will help you understand certain aspects of pre-health that you hadn’t ever even thought of!

What is your most memorable HPAO experience? Oh boy. Maybe my first real exposure to any of the advisors as a human and not just an advisor. I was on a tour in undergrad to go see UMMC and rode in a van with Bilbo. We talked about Game of Thrones during almost the entire ride, and that was likely the point where I started seeing the HPAO crew as genuine helpers and not just employees.

What are your career goals? My plan is to pursue medical device development and work through consultants and venture capital firms to push technology from the labs into the clinics!

What are you the happiest doing? Can’t stand watching them, but I love playing sports of any kind! Tend to put a lot of time into disc golf.

What is your favorite study spot? Heartbreak on Sisk!

What is your favorite meal in Oxford? Paht see ew with bean sprouts, spice level 10!