Amy Lilly

July 05, 2021

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Life After Gonzaga:

After her Human Physiology degree, Amy obtained a Medical Doctorate at the University of Nevada, Reno School of Medicine. She is currently pursuing an Anatomic and Clinical Pathology Residency Program at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Following that, Amy will go on to complete a Surgical Pathology Fellowship at the same institution.

What made the greatest impression on you during your time at Gonzaga?

My time at Gonzaga gave me the skills needed to be a lifelong learner and engaged global citizen.

What skills or knowledge gained during the program did you find most useful after you graduated?

Dr. Thorp and the rest of the Human Physiology Department primed me for a successful career in medicine. Their teaching gave me a strong foundation and enduring understanding of how the human body works, and as a pathologist, I use the knowledge and perspectives I gained during my time at Gonzaga on a regular basis. My husband, John Lilly (currently a radiology resident), and I frequently recall our time at Gonzaga and how thankful we are for teachers like Dr. Thorp. 

What skills and abilities do you think future HPHY graduates will need to have to be successful?

You will learn a lot of facts during your time at Gonzaga but the true gift of a Gonzaga education is learning how to think for yourself and use those facts to better yourself, others, and the world.  Do not take any of your courses for granted - both those that apply to your major and those that are required for the core curriculum.