2014 Tillman Scholar
A 2014 Tillman Scholar, Erasmo Espino is currently a fourth-year medical student at Campbell University School of Osteopathic Medicine and will graduate with a Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine (DO) degree in May 2017. Erasmo is a 15 year Army veteran and served with 7th Special Forces Group as a Special Forces Medical Sergeant while on active duty. He deployed to Iraq, Afghanistan, and multiple countries in Central and South America. In 2011 Erasmo left active duty to obtain a bachelor’s degree and simultaneously served with 20th Special Forces Group. He deployed three times as a full-time student while fulfilling the role of Special Forces Team Sergeant.
Growing up in a small rural community in Texas, Erasmo is looking forward to returning home after his medical training. In doing this, he hopes to contribute to physician shortage in the area and help promote a positive message of health and wellness. Due to their natural leadership abilities and experience, Erasmo believes that military veterans are especially well-equipped to serve at the end of medicine and encourage change in their respective communities.