July 20, 2023

Warrior of the Week: Getting to know M.D. student Christian Freitag

Christian Freitag is a member of the Wayne State University School of Medicine Class of 2026 and the executive coordinator for the Warrior M.D. Learning Communities, also known as Warrior Houses. Freitag has been front and center this month, engaging with, and welcoming, the new Class of 2027 to the Wayne State world.

Christian Freitag

Question: Why did you choose Wayne State University for medical school?

Answer: I chose Wayne State because of its continued dedication to community service and service learning in the Detroit community. It's only at Wayne State where I can directly impact the community that I live and surround myself in each and every day. Similarly, I chose Wayne State because of its continued dedication and receptivity to its students' feedback, using it to make changes in the curriculum when needed.

Q: What are some of your extracurricular activities?

A: Some of my current extracurricular activities are being a part of the Wayne State University School of Medicine Admissions Committee, interviewing and meeting potential future Warrior M.D.s. I am also the Red team house coordinator who organizes events and team bonding for my cohort of students. One of my favorite extracurricular activities is playing for the Wayne State Club Soccer team. I've been playing soccer since I was five and being able to continue that has been really great.

Q: What was the hardest part of beginning medical school?

A: The hardest part about beginning medical school is the change in the amount of workload that we receive as medical students. It is extremely easy to get overwhelmed by it and lose track of what you need to do each day, so it is important to establish a routine early on.

Learn more about the WSU School of Medicine and the Warrior M.D. program, including how to apply, at https://www.med.wayne.edu/admissions.


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