About Eric Schultz
2016 Health Wonk Scholarship Recipient
Eric Schultz is a 4th-year student at Tulane University School of Medicine (New Orleans, Louisiana) who will be pursuing residency training in Internal Medicine beginning in Summer 2017. His career interests include academic hospital medicine, quality improvement and patient safety, and improving access for the underserved.
In medical school, he has been a frequent volunteer caring for patients and teaching fellow students at student-run free clinics around New Orleans. These include Bridge House (a drug addiction treatment center), the New Orleans Mission (a homeless shelter), and the Ruth Fertel Tulane Community Health Center. He has also volunteered as a case manager at the Formerly Incarcerated Transitions Clinic, which serves individuals recently released from prison. He also served as co-president of Tulane’s chapter of the Institute for Healthcare Improvement Open School, and organized a health policy elective for 1st and 2nd-year medical students.
Prior to medical school, Eric obtained his masters in public health at the Dartmouth Institute for Health Policy and Clinical Practice, was an health policy intern at the New America Foundation, and an Associate for the Electronic Data Methods Forum at AcademyHealth (Washington, DC). He completed his undergraduate studies at Amherst College (Amherst, MA), majoring in Political Science. Outside of his studies, he enjoys ultimate frisbee, cooking, and supporting for the New York Yankees and Giants.