Andrew Trinh

  • Biology on Pre-Health Professions Track
  • Chemistry and Business Minor
  • Chancellor's Scholar
  • Class of 2016
Fort Worth, Texas
Career Goal:
Orthopedic Surgeon

Giving Back Through Medicine

Service and leadership steer Andrew’s preparation for a career in medicine.

Even with a full course load of pre-med classes and a packed schedule of extracurricular activities, Andrew Trinh still finds the time to help others. The Fort Worth native gives back to campus and the larger community as he pursues his dream of becoming a doctor.

Andrew is a doer.

One look at his jam-packed calendar will give you a clue just how driven Andrew is. A motivated pre-med student, he divides his time between studying for exams, holding leadership roles in campus organizations and volunteering.

From the Honors College to TCU Ambassadors to the TCU Student Government Association and Beta Theta Pi fraternity, Andrew does it all. And he’s preparing for a future in the health sciences, with high aspirations to one day become an orthopedic surgeon and the president of the Texas Medical Association.

“I want to help shape the future of medicine,” says Andrew.

He’s setting the stage for his own future with a rigorous degree plan that focuses heavily on the traditional sciences. “Although I’m a biology major, I also decided to incorporate a chemistry minor. By learning about both disciplines, I hope to develop a more solid foundation in science to prepare me for medical school.”

Andrew says the biology courses in TCU’s College of Science & Engineering are demanding, but they prepare students for their future. “The goal is not only to remember answers, but to understand and incorporate complex principles and concepts.”

When he’s not studying biology or chemistry, Andrew volunteers his time to service organizations like TCU Leaps, the Tarrant Area Food Bank and the Boys & Girls Club.

“I think what sets TCU students apart is our drive to help people in the surrounding community,” he says. “Every Horned Frog I’ve met is passionate about what they do and truly wants to better the world.”

Andrew’s extracurricular activities and community service have instilled in him a new sense of compassion, which is a critical trait for medical doctors.

“Understanding that everybody has different life experiences better equips me to serve my future patients. And helping those in need is something I am passionate about —that’s why I want a career in medicine.”