University of South Florida


Ryan Shargo is cultivating dreams of medicine at USF

Ryan Shargo has taken advantage of many opportunities at USF. As an incoming freshman, he started his academic journey through the summer Academic and Cultural Engagement Program, in which he traveled to Costa Rica. Shargo later travelled to the Dominican Republic thanks to his Genshaft Global Presidential Scholarship. These trips led to an internship with the Kerolle Initiative, which expanded into his thesis research and inspired him to build a community garden at USF. Shargo’s experiences have enriched his worldview and inspired his goal of becoming a doctor. Once he takes his MCAT this spring, Shargo plans to apply to the USF Health Morsani College of Medicine.

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