Andrew Shanes is a medical student at the University of New England College of Osteopathic Medicine (DO ’24). Prior to medical school, Andrew obtained his undergraduate degree from the University of Virginia where he studied Kinesiology and worked in the Sports Medicine Department as a student athletic trainer. He has been a member of his hometown EMS agency since high school, which sparked his passion for medicine, specifically emergency, prehospital/disaster, and addiction medicine.
Andrew is a past president of the UNE COM WADEM Student Chapter where he established and helped implement BLS and Stop the Bleed training into the medical school’s orientation program and developed a mock mass casualty training for pre-clinical medical students. He has been involved in addiction medicine research, contributing to one of the first published papers on Naloxone re-dosing and most recently has studied the impact of resource allocation on opioid related fatalities in the State of Vermont. Andrew is hoping to pursue an emergency medicine residency and an EMS/Disaster medicine fellowship following graduation from medical school.