Pre-Health Alumnus: Timothy Cheves

Hometown: Tucson, AZ

Major: Physiology

Minor: Pre-Law 

Year: Alumnus (2012)

What advice would you give to undergraduate student preparing for the health professions?

Get serious about your studies right off the bat. Don’t believe the "party the first 2 years and then get serious" nonsense.

What areas in the Health Professions are you interested in pursuing?

I wish to become a Trauma Surgeon.

What has been your BEST experience at UA?

Arizona TriCats, The U of A’s triathlon club, and the classes taught by Dr. Zoe Cohen of the Physiology Department.

What hidden treasure have you found campus?

The back area of the map room in the main library. It is the quietest place you will ever find.

Where do you see yourself in 10 years?

Settled down with a nurse doing my surgeon thing and volunteering my services overseas to help those in need.

What do you like to do when you have down time?

Train for triathlons (swim, bike, run), weightlift, play piano and sax and whatever other instrument I can get my hands on, rock climb, volunteer in the trauma bay, read

Who has been a major influence in your life and why?

My parents. Without their support and belief in me I don't know where I would be.


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