Hilary Gaudreau-Dryden, MS, MD
Liberal Arts Statement
I am a physician/surgeon, mentor, mother, confidant, colleague,
friend and wife, among other things. And I am happy. How did I get
When I reflect on my time at Butler, I realize it has afforded
me the foundation on which I continue to build my life. While my
Biology major satisfied the necessary criteria for applying to and
completing medical school, it was the Spanish, Change &
Tradition, Art History and Psychology classes that have bolstered
my ability to succeed in my career and my personal life. I could
not have one without the other.
My liberal arts degree has given me the ability to communicate
literally and figuratively with others from diverse socio-economic
and cultural backgrounds. This in turn has generated an invaluable
bond of trust between me and my patients. Critical thinking allows
me unravel some of the "No one can tell me what's wrong."
situations I encounter. And my enthusiasm for life-long learning
makes the ever-changing world of medicine an enjoyable
Finally, the invaluable encouragement and motivation I received
from caring professors has shown me how one person can effect
change in the life of another.