Brady Kerwin plans to someday work as a physician. In his free time, Brady has been diving into a newfound hobby of his—cooking and grilling.
Get to Know Brady
- Major: Kinesiology and health, pre-health professions option
- Class: Senior
- Hometown: Oconomowoc, Wisconsin
- Career goal: Physician
- Clubs/activities: Pre-Medical Club, Big Brother Big Sisters, the CardioRACE Research Lab
- Awards/honors: Full-tuition scholarship to UW-Madison School of Medicine and Public Health
- Favorite place on campus: Basement of Parks Library
- Most influential ISU mentor: Kira Werstein
- Favorite class: BMS 448, Principles of Human Gross Anatomy
- Why Iowa State: Felt comfortable on campus and could envision himself spending the next four years at ISU
Brady Kerwin aims to continuously improve medical practices, prepares through research and work
A senior in kinesiology and health, Brady Kerwin is working toward bridging two deep-seated passions of his—science and people. Immersing himself in a number of work and volunteer experiences has confirmed he is on the path that best suits him.
Brady has been immensely involved on campus and beyond. He was a Big Brothers Big Sisters mentor for years, and currently serves the Pre-Medical Club as its mentoring chair officer, a role in which he matches incoming freshmen with mentors to help guide them and find their unique path in medicine.
Brady has also participated in the CardioRACE Research Lab, helping investigate the effects of aerobic, resistance, and combination exercise training on heart disease prevention.
“[CardioRACE] gave me a better understanding of how the foundations of research work, and the importance of research in medicine,” Brady said.
Receiving his Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) Certification three years ago has unlocked many opportunities for Brady. During breaks at home in Wisconsin, he works with a private ambulance company in Milwaukee. He has also regularly volunteered at his local fire department.
“It was really rewarding to be able to see my basic knowledge of science and working with people put together and help people in any way I could,” Brady said.
Throughout school, Brady spent his fall Saturdays volunteering at football games with Mary Greeley Medical Center. He worked in the medic tents, responding to calls around the stadium.
In his employment and volunteer experiences, Brady has had the opportunity to join the fight against COVID-19 alongside other healthcare workers.
“It [has been] really cool to be able to see people come together in [this] time of uncertainty and challenge,” Brady said.
As Brady prepares to graduate in May, he looks forward to attending medical school in his home state at UW-Madison School of Medicine and Public health—on a full-tuition scholarship.
“One of the things that really drives me is that medicine is such a moving field,” Brady said. “That constant challenge of continuing your education, even when you’re 40 or 50 years into your profession, is something that I look forward to. And to continually push medicine forward in a positive direction.”Student Spotlights