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Tyler Trueg ’11

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Tyler Trueg

Tyler Trueg ’11 often asks himself the same question: How could I make a significant impact?

It’s a question he’s asked himself since his time at Butler.

“Butler gave me that first insight on life,” he said, “and I’ve been following that ever since. It’s really what started my career. I looked for a place where I could make a significant impact in healthcare.”

Trueg, who earned his Doctor of Pharmacy and MBA at Butler, works at TrialReach as a Product Manager aiming to help patients find, learn about, and apply for clinical trials.

But Trueg also found ways to make an impact in healthcare before turning the tassel at graduation.

He is one of the founding members of the Butler University Community Outreach Pharmacy, an organization formed in 2009 to provide the underserved and uninsured in Indianapolis with pharmacy services.

He and a classmate developed the idea to create a medical mission trip option for pharmacy students planning for their final year rotations. A conversation with the Dean later, and the idea was ready for action.

He traveled to Ecuador through Timmy Global Health as part of the first Butler medical mission trip rotation. When he returned, he helped draft the rotation plan for future students.

The students provide the ideas, and Butler makes it happen, he said.

“If you have an idea or if you want to start a program, you not only have people there to support you, but you don’t have to follow a script,” Trueg said. “Butler is not a massive engine trying to crank out a bunch of graduates. Butler is meant to be more small and intimate by design.”