Dr. Johnny Schaub, a third year fellow in hematology and oncology, shares his path to Mississippi, medicine, and UMMC.
First, tell us about you.
Hey everyone, I’m Johnny Schaub, one of the current 3rd year hematology/oncology fellows here at UMMC. I’m from Florida, but went to WCUCOM in Hattiesburg for medical school, and have been here for residency and fellowship. I met my wife in medical school and we both have a passion for medicine, helping people, and are constantly learning and teaching every single day!
When did you know you wanted to pursue hematology/oncology?
I knew I wanted to do medicine in high school. There wasn’t a specific case or personal experience of family experience. I enjoyed learning and helping others, so I knew it would be a good fit! For heme/onc specifically, it was probably a few years later, but I saw how tough the field is and how I wanted to be there to help those going through the toughest time in their life.
What do you like most about UMMC?
Great friends, faculty, nurses, and everyone around!
What advice would you give to the interns?
Pace yourself, it’s a grind. Also try and read a little bit every day about a subject from the day. It will most definitely help you in the long run.
What could you give a 40 minute presentation on without preparation?
Why The Ohio State University is better than Michigan.
What is something you wish you knew more about?
I want to learn and visit some foreign countries in Europe (one day!)
What are some small things that make your day better?
A sip of Diet Coke or Monster in the morning. Hanging with my current fellows in clinic. Spending time with the wife on off days.
Tell us something about you that most people don’t know.
I’m the black sheep of the family with no medical training on either side – both parents and siblings are all teachers.