2018 Tillman Scholar

Scott Davis

Washington State University

“Service is about finding where the need is greatest and working tirelessly when you get there.”

Scott grew up in a small island community where he served as a firefighter and EMT. Responding to emergency medical calls in his hometown taught him the incredible difference that medical professionals can make in areas with limited access to healthcare.

Scott began college as the U.S. invaded Iraq and commissioned into the Army seeking an opportunity to serve his country. He spent 10 years serving both at home and overseas where he learned the value of teamwork and the impact that dedicated leaders can make.

While Scott has always felt a calling to practice medicine, his decade of military service inspired him to dedicate his career to improving access to and quality of emergency health care in underserved communities both at home and abroad.

While the U.S. is a world leader in medical innovation, access to health care in rural and poor areas lags behind most developed nations. Scott believes that this is where he can make the greatest impact on his community and his country.

He is currently a medical student at Washington State University’s Elson S. Floyd College of Medicine. After completing his Doctor of Medicine, Scott plans to combine his leadership experience with his clinical training to continue his service at U.S. hospitals in communities where the need is the greatest.