My Professional Journey

"Wherever the Art of Medicine is loved, there is also a love of Humanity." - Hippocrates

Welcome! The Aspirant MD/PhD is a website created by Oscar F. Hanson aimed to present a personal journey from a higher education through medical school and through an intended career of a physician-scientist. The website consists of a blog, articles, a forum, a detailed timeline, and more. Each site entity will be updated with every new achievement, attained milestone, or captured goal that inches me closer to my dreams of pursuing a medical career in biomedical research and clinical practice. You can begin to explore the site to learn more about me or the journey in pursuit of a dual MD/PhD degree. My advice and help is always available, feel free to contact me!

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My First Grant Rewards for Materials Science
  •  02/16/2023 08:52 PM

Receiving rewards for my two successful grant proposals in the field of wood-based materials science.

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Reflection of the Year 2022
  •  12/20/2022 11:54 AM

My personal and professional reflection of the year 2022. This has been a very productive year for me with new adventures and opportunities.

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Initiating a Funding Campaign for the Sustainable Development of Transparent Wood
  •  11/21/2022 10:55 PM

I prepared, designed, and wrote my first research proposal on a peer-review crowdfunding site.

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BURIS & KAS Symposiums (2022) Reflection
  •  10/23/2022 09:35 AM

Presenting my summer works at BURIS and KAS Science Symposiums. Read on to learn more!

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The Young Investigator

Founder & Editor

The Young Investigator is an online e-Magazine featuring the original works of students with courageous minds, a passionate curiosity, and an appetite for learning.

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Wood Materials Science

Principal Investigator

The study explores differing, nonhazardous reagents that can undergo the photocatalytic oxidation mechanism to achieve transparent wood materials.

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Amway Entrepreneur

Independent Business Owner

Amway partnered entrepreneur. Investing in leadership and professional development whilst working toward asset creation and financial freedom.

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Welcome to the forum!
Here, you can find a great community for sharing anything new and discussing day-to-day life. Feel free to open topics for discussion on virtually anything—academia, activity, events, personal regards, etc. This place is solely for you and the community to communicate and interact!

Enrolled in High School

Enrolled at Riverside High School in Belle, WV as a freshman. Remained in high school for four years till graduation in 2021.


Graduated High School

Graduated from Riverside High School. Earned Highest Honors and ranked 8th in the class with several academic and extracurricular accolades.


Enrolled at Berea College

Enrolled at Berea College as a first-year undergraduate. Would intend to major in Chemistry (concentrated in Biochemistry) on the premedical track.


  • Berea College, Berea, KY, USA
  • CPO 762 Berea College Berea, KY, 40404