Scott Shaffer

Scott Shaffer

Biography

Education:

Medical School: Rutgers/UMDNJ/R.W. Johnson Med School BA/MD Program, 2006
Undergraduate: BA with Highest Honors, Biological Sciences, 2003, Rutgers University

Awards:

Gold Humanism Honor Society, 2005
Academic Excellence in Psychiatry, 2005 
Phi Beta Kappa, 2002
R utgers Merit Scholarship, 1999-2003
Rutgers Deans Award for Excellence, 2000, 2001

Hobbies:

Acting, piano, singing, theatrical and sporting events. Also movies: currently Scott is organizing the Movies and Psychiatry club events.

            I came to Brown after living my entire life in New Jersey. While completing a 7 year combined BA/MD program, I also pursued my interest in the performing arts by singing with the Rutgers University Glee Club and by working as an acting coach with a children’s theatre group. In medical school, I was a Medical Spanish instructor, a volunteer student doctor in a clinic for the underserved, and an active member of the Gold Humanism Honor Society.

            Brown has everything I was looking for in a program- an environment which fosters intellectual curiosity, excellent faculty, diverse training sites, great quality of life, and a fantastic group of residents. Providence is a unique city which I enjoy calling home. Despite the difficult adjustment to living in Red Sox territory (I’m a big time Yankee fan!), I really love it here!