Adrean Angles has a very specific career goal: to work with and improve the health of the Indigenous populations throughout Canada.
Currently a part of Schulich Medicine & Dentistry’s Master of Public Health program, Angles was born and raised in London, and is First Nations from Oneida Nation of the Thames and Chippewa of the Thames.
After completing his undergraduate degree in health sciences at Western University, he wanted to continue his education in a fast-pace and challenging environment. He set his sights on the MPH program.
“I decided to enroll in the MPH program because I liked that it was unique in that it takes a case-based approach to teaching concepts,” Angles said. “The program also focuses heavily on team building, which is an important skill that is necessary for success in the public health field and one that I will be able to use in the future.”
Being able to critically analyze information and articulately present ideas and concepts are also skills he has gained from the MPH program so far.
Angles’ favourite aspect of being a part of the MPH Class of 2015 is the people he has had a chance to interact with. From the faculty and staff to the special guests and fellow students, the program has given him an opportunity to meet individuals from diverse backgrounds and varying professions.
For those who are interested in applying to the MPH program, Angles has some simple advice: “They need to be prepared to work hard, learn a multitude of skills, and have fun.”