Arthur Slutsky chose to study engineering over medicine for a very practical reason.
“I have a terrible memory,” he says. “When I saw those anatomy figures, and all the terms you’d have to memorize, I said, ‘Forget it. I’m good at math, and I like figuring things out. I’ll be an engineer.’”
Slutsky completed both a bachelor’s degree in engineering science and a master’s degree in industrial engineering at the University of Toronto. But his interest in health persisted, and throughout his studies, Slutsky chose research placements that focused on biomedical applications. After a summer student placement in a hospital biomedical engineering department, he patented a method for automating the analysis of patient lab tests.
Full article at: U of T News