Alexis Monical

Hometown: Des Plaines, IL
Undergraduate Institution: Marquette University
Major: Biological Sciences

Why a Physician Scientist?


The MD and PhD degrees compliment each other very well. In the future I want to combat biomedical diseases and the best way for me to do that is having received training from a clinical and research perspective.

Why is research exciting?


There isn't anything more exciting than being a part of the conversation when it comes to the most current breadth of knowledge. That is huge part of what research allows me to do. I love being woven into the network of scientists pushing the limits of what we can do and what we can learn.

The best part(s) of the Pritzker School of Medicine?


The support system here is crazy good. Older students, professors, and administration are constantly reaching out, planning social events and providing free food!